Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Described by The New York Times as having ‘extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality’, Chase is bringing her revered Density 2036 concert series to Perth for one night only.
Density 2036 is a 22-year project begun by Claire Chase in 2014 to commission an entirely new body of repertory for solo flute each year until the 100th Anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5, each season between 2014-2036.
Additionally, each cycle of works (Density 2014, Density 2015, Density 2020, etc) will be released in their world premiere recordings annually, and scores, performance notes and materials be made available digitally as educational resources for flutists everywhere.
Every three years of the cycle (Density 2016, Density 2019, etc) a retrospective event will be held in which Claire will perform cumulative concerts of all Density work commissioned up until that date. In 2036, a 24-hour marathon will take place.
The Perth concert is Part II of the series.