This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere
An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.
New York Preludes
Sat, May 22, 2021 7:00 PM, EDT
24 preludes composed and performed by Impromptuo, accompanied by dance performances and short films capturing everyday life in New York City
Impromptuo (pianist Joey Chang & violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim) was invited by Metropolis Ensemble to curate a virtual sonic art installation called "Flame Keepers"(https://flamekeepers.metropolisensemble.org/) in late April. The duo has decided to bring the sonic art installation into individual tracks for a premiere on Groupmuse!
The duo is based in NYC. This performance is their version of "ode to New York". It may be the subway rides, it may be a small gathering with friends, and it may be improvising in the park. Whatever it is, New York is a beautiful chaotic place.
For Flame Keepers, Impromptuo recorded a set of 24 short pieces, each under 3 minutes long, in early April. They then listened to each piece and decided on what kind of visuals the piece should be accompanied by. The preludes themselves were not written for the visuals, but they happened to fit together.
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Impromptuo (b. 1995)
24 Preludes for Violin and Piano
With clips of short films by Impromptuo and clips of improvisation by dancers Peter Farrow and Zachary Gonder