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Claire Chase

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Flutist Claire Chase, "the young star of the modern flute" (The New Yorker) and a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, celebrates the release of her third solo album, DENSITY, featuring tour de force flute works by Steve Reich, Alvin Lucier, Philip Glass, Marcos Balter, Mario Diaz de Leon, and the seminal 1936 flute solo Density 21.5 by Edgard Varese. Chase performs the entire disc as a 75-minute continuous solo performance in collaboration with the sound designer Levy Lorenzo.

the young star of the modern flute

The New Yorker

Photo: David Michalek

Steve Reich - Vermont Counterpoint
Alvin Lucier - Almost New York
Marcos Balter - NEW PIECE
Philip Glass - Piece in the Shape of a Square
Mario Diaz de Leon - Luciform
Edgard Varese - Density 21.5

Flutist Claire Chase, a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, is a soloist, collaborative artist, entrepreneur, and activist for new music. Over the past decade she has given world premieres of over 100 new works for flute. Described as a “spectacular flutist” by The New Yorker and a “virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity” by the Chicago Tribune, Chase has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia; released two critically acclaimed solo albums, Aliento (2010) and Terrestre (2012); she will release her third, Density, featuring works by Varese, Glass, Lucier, Reich, Balter, and Diaz de Leon, in September 2013 on New Focus Recordings. Chase co-founded the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in 2001 and serves as the organization’s Artistic Director and CEO in addition to playing over 50 concerts a year as an ensemble member. In 2013, Chase founded The Pnea Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the flute and its repertoire in the 21st century through commissions, community engagement, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaborations, and advocacy.


PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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