Claire Chase: Density


On October 3, 2013, prominent flutist, Claire Chase performed her third solo album, "Density" at The Kitchen. The album derived its name from the 1936 flute solo "Density 21.5," by Edgard Varèse. Chase collaborated with art director David Michalek and sound engineer Levy Lorenzo, to enhance her unique perspective on the flute. Chase performed Steve Reich's "Vermont Counterpoint" (1982), Marcos Balter's "Pessoa" (2013), Alvin Lucier's "Almost New York" (2002), and Philip Glass's "Piece in the Shape of Square" (1967), Mario Diaz de Leon's "Luciform" (2013) and Edgard Varèse's "Density 21.5"(1936), without pause. This performance is now considered the prelude to, and the setlist is heretofore performed as, "Density 2036: part i." In 2014, in homage to the flute solo "Density 21.5," by Edgard Varèse, Chase started the project "Destiny 2036," whereby she commissions a new piece of flute music until the year 2036, for 100 year anniversary of the seminal work.

Supplemental Information

Calendar for Time Out New York [PDF]
Calendar for The New Yorker [PDF]
The New York Times Event Listing [PDF]
Bachtrack Review [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
Program [PDF]

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