Tonight at 8:00pm, Marilyn Nonken and Joe Kubera will join forces to premiere Michael Byron‘s new, monumental two-piano work The Ultra Violet of Many Parallel Paths at Brooklyn’s Roulette. “Byron’s music tends to be restrained, avoiding both drama and extravagance. It is also harmonically rich, rhythmically detailed, and exclusively virtuosic,” says the web page for the event; also on the program is A Manifesto of Sounding for solo cello by composer and performance artist Juho Laitinen. More information is available here, and you can purchase your tickets here. I’ll see you there.
A little while ago pianist Marilyn Nonken and composer Michael Byron camped out on a familiar Lower East Side terrace to record the below interview, in which they discuss the work, its complexities, and its challenges and opportunities for its interpreters. Enjoy.