Ensemble Pamplemousse

Ensemble Pamplemousse

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


This concert is the culmination of a three day residency by Ensemble Pamplemousse that will feature pieces for piano, percussion, flute, violin, and electronics involving animated notation, classic synthesizers, surreptitious performance, recitation, transducer activated instruments, and five-lined notation composed by Visiting Scholar in Music Arshia Rahmati and graduate music students Nat Baldwin, Lea Bertucci, Marie Carroll, Parsa Ferdowsi, Nick Hallett, Emma Mistele, Shawn O'Sullivan, and Negar Soleymanifar.

At Wesleyan, Ensemble Pamplemousse will feature David Broome, Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Bryan Jacobs, and Erica Dicker. The group previously performed on campus in December 2016.

The composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musical fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member's unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.