Date: June 2
Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd
The electric guitar and percussion duo Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform on June 2nd, 2013, at 7:00pm, at Frenetic Theater. Featured on the concert are two premieres by composers Mark Buller and Eric Martin. Buller’s duet Apparatus and Martin’s You Didn’t Build That! were written for the ensemble through its New Music Initiative, an on-going commissioning project that, in its first year, will result in nine new compositions for marimba and electric guitar. This is the first of a series of concerts, continuing throughout next season, that will feature works from the initiative. The program also includes Steve Reich's popular and influential work for solo electric guitar with tape, Electric Counterpoint, as well as a duet by Marc Mellits, Black.
Hailed as “important news for Houston’s contemporary music scene,” by ArtsJournal critic Theodore Bale, Liminal Space seeks to develop and present a contemporary alternative within the Houston community through diverse programming, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of non-traditional and intimate concert venues. As co-artistic directors, composer/guitarist George Heathco and percussionist Luke Hubley have led Liminal Space into an exciting and active inaugural season. In the fall of 2012, Liminal Space participated in the Houston Fringe Festival, an annual city-wide celebration of Houston’s vibrant arts community. In its first season, the ensemble produced programs which included a celebration of John Cage’s centennial, music for a collaborative, multi-media puppet play based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, an evening of works by Frederic Rzewski, and a concert featuring the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang.