Peri Mauer: Performance Review
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:12 PM
After a wonderful weekend of performances of Peri Mauer's new contrabass flute/cello piece, Shadow Harlequinade, premiered in theBargemusic Here and Now Labor Day Festival, we received a wonderful review by Laura Jean Goldberg in the online arts magazine:
About Shadow Harlequinade, the reviewer writes: "Shadow Harlequinade for Contrabass Flute and Cello, by composer Peri Mauer, a World Premiere, was next, performed by Lish Lindsey (at left in the photo above), contrabass flute, and Timothy Leonard, cello. In this piece the composer explored the similarities of two musical voices that share a similar pitch span yet vary in timbre due to the differing tone production of wind and string instruments. The two musical voices engaged in a captivating dialogue with provocative outbursts, tender enticements, and hushed tones that evoked a mysterious sound landscape. The low tones of the cello and the contrabass flute sounded like the roar of distant oceans and created an atmosphere of shrouded whispers. At times, playful statements bounced back and forth between the contrabass flute and cello and thus the listener journeyed along with the players in this lively musical conversation."
We also received nice mentions in two NY Times promos for the Festival:
ae well as in The New Yorker!