Published November 2, 2018
The France-based artistic collective HANATSU miroir, known for taking an “intentionally multidisciplinary approach” to its work, will be in residence at the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music this week and give a free public concert and perform workshop pieces written for them by UB composition PhD students.
The free concert, featuring three works by oboist and ensemble member Samuel Andreyev, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.
The program will include “Strasbourg Quartet,” for flute, clarinet, percussion and cello; “Five pieces,” for flute and percussion; and the oboe solo “Locus Solus,” all by Andreyev, and two works by Japanese composer Kenji Sakai: “Howling/Whirling,” for flute, clarinet and percussion, and “Monopolyphonie/Defiguration,” for solo cello.
The ensemble’s visit to UB is part of a tour that will take the group to Spain and Canada, as well as the U.S.
Formed in 2010, HANATSU miroir’s self-described “intentionally multidisciplinary approach” relies on collaborations between artists from different disciplines, such as dance, visual arts and theater, to put together multimedia musical events. Its aim is to make the new music repertoire, which can at times be perceived as esoteric, more accessible by virtue of its interaction with other arts.
To further this approach, the ensemble does extensive community outreach, aiming to create new audiences by engaging in pedagogical activities, performing concerts specifically designed to introduce children — but others as well — to new music.