Pianist R. Andrew Lee will visit the UCF campus to give a solo recital on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the UCF Art Gallery in the Visual Arts Building. The 7 p.m. event is cohosted by the Collide Contemporary Music Series and the gallery.
Lee is considered one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. His CD, Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music, was chosen by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as one of the Top 10 classical recordings of 2013. In his tenure with the Irritable Hedgehog label, he has recorded eight albums, including the premiere recording of Dennis Johnson’s five-hour minimalist epic, November, which was selected by Time Out New York as the best classical recording of 2013.
The UCF program will include William Duckworth’s The Time Curve Preludes, Book I, a post-minimalist work and Adrian Knight’s Obsessions, a 50-minute work that explores stubborn habits, routines, patterns, and obsessions.
Lee has dedicated himself to the performance and recording of new music. He has premiered or released the recording of compositions by many composers whose work lies on the boundaries of minimal music. Current projects include a three-plus hour commission for piano and live electronics from Randy Gibson and a disc of music by Paul A. Epstein, whose is at the intersection of total serialism and minimalism.
The intersection of minimal music and temporality is a primary research interest for Lee. He has presented papers and lecture-recitals at several international conferences, most recently the Fourth International Conference on Minimalist Music (California State University, Long Beach) and Time’s Excesses and Eccentricities in Music, Literature and Art (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie).
Performance at a glance:
Collide Contemporary Music Series presents R. Andrew Lee, piano
Featuring works by William Duckworth and Adrian Knight
Tuesday, November 10, 2015; 7 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: UCF Art Gallery, Visual Arts Building