Nathan Davis & International Contemporary Ensemble

October 6–10, 2009
Concert Hall

After performing in EMPAC’s opening festival, International Contemporary Ensemble returned to EMPAC’s state-of-the-art recording venue to record The Bright and Hollow Sky, an album of the electro-acoustic music of Nathan Davis.

Davis is a New York City-based composer and percussionist whose work blends acoustical and electronic sound sources with fascinating results. Davis has studied at Rice University and, while on a Fulbright Fellowship, at the Rotterdam Conservatorium; he has also explored the philosophies of meditation and tonalities of Karnatic music. Davis has composed pieces for ensembles, including the Calder Quartet and the Ethos percussion ensemble, which have also been featured at the Ojai Festival and at performances of the International Contemporary Ensemble.


Program Notes

Compositions by Nathan Davis

Like Sweet Bells Jangled


The Mechanics of Escapement


The Bright and Hollow Sky