Art, music and sounds blend in ‘Holographic’ – Monday night at Sainer Pavilion

From Sarasota Herald Tribune, January 4, 2019

Composer Daniel Wohl and visual artist Daniel Schwarz work together for ensembleNEWSRQ and New Music New College concert program

Composer and pianist Daniel Wohl earned wide praise in 2016 with the release of his recording “Holographic.”
NPR described him as a “gifted alchemist in sound” and said the album “seems like the product of some wild-eyed professor mixing up aural compounds in a laboratory. The vast catalog of sounds Wohl has crafted mesmerizes. In Holographic he has created an arresting space where electronics and acoustic instruments commingle with cinematic vibrancy.”
He brings that music to the stage of Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida Monday night with visual artist Daniel Schwarz in a collaboration co-presented by ensembleNEWSRQ and New Music New College.
The program was originally announced to be presented at the former Alfstad& Contemporary, before the gallery closed last year.
As Wohl plays his music and sounds, Schwarz is creating visual art that is projected on a screen inspired by what he is hearing, meaning that the visuals can change from one performance to the next.
It is a concert-length work that involves an electroacoustic ensemble, and enSRQ said the program “explores different worlds of improbable combinations of sounds, hidden sonic landscapes both acoustic and electronic.”
The Paris-born Wohl is known for his album “Corps Exquis,” released in 2013 and “8 Minutes,” which was commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. He also has worked on the scores to such films as “The Color of Time,” “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” and “Veronica,” among others. Schwarz, who was born in Germany, describes his works as examining the “current crises in politics and social life through the lens of digital media. They engage critically with aspects of control and power structures, state authority and cartography under the connective tissue of surveillance and loss of privacy.”


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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