Blue Streak Ensemble performs on the Cutting Edge Concert Series at NYC's Symphony Space. 
Part 1 features:
ROBERT PATERSON: Sextet
MARGARET BROUWER: Inner Voices 
VICTORIA BOND:  Clara (excerpts)

 

Shattered Glass is like a musical kaleidoscope.  Instead of seeing the constantly changing colors as you do in a kaleidoscope, you hear them.  There are two contrasting yet related sound worlds.  A soft but brittle atmosphere with sharp stabs of piercing sound that sometimes builds to wild cacophonous moments, and soft, blurred, mysterious sections that still have tiny intrusions of bright, pointed stabs of sound.  The brittle and blurred timbres eventually mix and overlap becoming sometimes rhythmic, sometimes raucous, and sometimes mysterious and melodic.  There are solos for each instrumentalist throughout the work culminating in short, rhapsodic, cadenza-like flourishes for each. Shattered Glass was written for and is dedicated to MOSAIC.

Blue Streak performs Margaret Brouwer's arrangement of Debussy's Clair de Lune

Part 2 of the Blue Streak concert at Symphony Space features:
DAVID T. LITTLE: descanso (waiting)
JONATHAN TUNICK: Trio
MARGARET BROUWER:  Shattered Glass

 

Breakdown, by composer Margaret Brouwer and filmmaker Kasumi, is a sample-based hybrid opera in one act created entirely in a highly collaborative partnership between the composer and video artist – the music and visual images were interrelated from the very beginning of the process. Breakdown was commissioned and premiered by American Composers Orchestra in 2008, and was a 2010 Vimeo Awards Remix Winner. A mash-up of thousands of public domain samples, Breakdown explores issues of power and corruption, and mass public deception. Performed by American Composers Orchestra - George Manahan, conductor

New Music ensemble Blue Streak performs Margaret Brouwer's Lonely Lake at a performance at Washington and Lee University October 2012. Lonely Lake was commissioned by Hank and Mary Doll and is inspired by their "camp" on Lonely Lake in Canada and accessible only by boat, this small settlement of cabins has been in the family for over 100 years.