Relâche performs Music for Elephants at 1 PM on March 28 in the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This final 25 minute performance accompanies a film which is part of the Allora and Calzadilla show, which will close on April 5.
Relâche culminates its residency at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a full-length concert in Weiss Center for the Arts at 7 PM on April 18. The program includes film with live accompaniment, Relâche’s signature work Comix Trips by Paul Lansky and a work by a student composer to be chosen.
Relâche is a new music ensemble that for over thirty years has maintained an international reputation as a leader in commissioning and performing the innovative music of our time. Relâche has a unique sound—flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, viola, piano, bass and percussion, and performs works that are neither classical, nor popular, but somewhere in between—a melding of Western classical traditions with jazz, rock, electronica, world music, and more.
Among the oldest continuously operating, non-profit organizations and chamber ensembles dedicated to contemporary music in the United States, Relâche has consistently offered world-class performances and presentations of music by leading American and international composers and artists. To date, Relâche has performed more than 600 concerts in the Greater Philadelphia area, around the country and the globe, including residency, festival, and touring appearances in South America, Japan, and Eastern and Western Europe. The Ensemble boasts a touring-ready repertoire of over 50 pieces and a repertory library of over 400 works. Relâche commissions include works by Robert Ashley, Kitty Brazelton, John Cage, Uri Caine, Fred Frith, Kyle Gann, Philip Glass, Fred Ho, Michael Nyman, Pauline Oliveros, Bobby Previte, George Russell, Somei Satoh, and Lois V Vierk. Relâche has released seven CDs to date, from Relâche on Edge(1991), to Comix Trips (2014).
Contact Relâche via emailing Chuck Holdeman, firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (215) 574-8248.