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Katherine Balch's Musica Spolia is Premiered in New York

Apr. 22, 2022

On April 14, Anthony Trionfo, flute, Hsin-Yun Huang, viola, and Albert Cano Smit, piano, performed the world premiere of Katherine Balch's Musica Spolia as part of the Young Concert Artists series at the Morgan Library. Katherine Balch describes her inspiration for the work:

"The city of Rome is overgrown with spolia, like the campanula and ivy that spill out of the walls, statues and ornate treasures decorate the ancient monuments haphazardly, sometimes frantically. These found, recycled, or stolen materials and their misplaced, agitated energy find their way into this short piece."

Musica Spolia was co-commissioned by L’Instant Donné and Young Concert Artists, Inc. A quartet version of the work for flute, cello, percussion, and piano will be premiered by L’Instant Donné at a later date.

In other news, Yale University's School of Music recently announced that Katherine Balch would join their faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor, Adjunct, of Composition, beginning in July 2022.

Listen to Katherine Balch's drip/spin (2017):

(drip/spin/Katherine Balch/Anthony Trionfo, flute and Albert Cano Smit, piano)

To learn more about Katherine Balch, visit: schott-music.com.

Katherine Balch
Musica Spolia (2021)
version for flute, cello, and piano
6'

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