“Vicki plans programs with a knack for marvelous freeform artistry; what she draws from her piano always relates in wondrous ways to all the senses.” —LA Weekly
In an evocative musical and visual collaboration, pianist Vicki Ray and visual artist Carole Kim combine forces in two monumental new works for piano, electronics
projections. The evening includes the world premiere of Ben Phelps’s exponentially expanding Sometimes I feel like my time ain’t long
, based on the Alan Lomax recording of the eponymous tune. Also featured is Daniel Lentz’s Yellowstone-inspired River of 1000 Streams
, which was named a top recording pick of 2017 by Alex Ross in The New Yorker
. Carole Kim brings a hands-on approach to her projected visuals, using a variety of materials with a synesthetic sensitivity to sound and image. Respectful of the compositional intent of the music, her work is responsive to the musicality and poetics of the moment.