French bassoonist Pascal Gallois (member of the famed Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain) performs works by UW Composition students.
Joshua Archibald-Seiffer: Tinies, for bassoon solo
Jeffrey Bowen: Turbulent Field, for bassoon and harp
Yigit Kolat: Yoshin, for bassoon solo
Ania Stachurska: Miniatura I, for bassoon and viola
Anthony Vine: Corporal, for bassoon, viola, harp
Marcin Paczkowski: Segments, for bassoon, harp and viola
Michelle McKenzie: caillou, for solo bassoon
Pascal Gallois, bassoon
Pascal Gallois is a specialist in music after 1945 and one of the most renowned and active bassoonists of our time. He began his studies in 1978 with Maurice Allard at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, where he was himself an instructor from 1994 until 2000. He has been a member of Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain since 1981.
Gallois gave world premieres or French first performances of numerous pivotal contemporary bassoon works, among them Karlheinz Stockhausen’s In Freundschaft (1984) or Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XII (1995), which was dedicated to Gallois. Composers such as György Kurtág, Olga Neuwirth, Philippe Fénelon, Brice Pauset, Toshio Hosokawa und Mark Andre wrote new pieces for him.
Beyond the development of the bassoon literature, pedagogy is a cornerstone of his professional life. He has been a professor at the Musikhochschule Zurich since 2002. He is also the author of an instructional book for composers: The Technique of Bassoon Playing (Bärenreiter).
Upcoming events in this series:
May 25 (Fri)
Student composers present original works.
7:30 pm, Brechemin Auditorium
$5 (cash or check at the door)