The San Diego Symphony will hold its third annual festival and will explore the world of rhythm, sound and place through percussion in a month-long celebration entitled “It’s About Time,” which is curated by percussionist, conductor, author and University of California San Diego professor Steven Schick. Working with several of San Diego’s performing arts organizations, the festival is about the myriad of ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature.
Michael Pisaro’s “asleep, forest, melody, path” is a rich and resonant work scored for six field recordings, made in six specially chosen sites in San Diego, a large ensemble of instrumentalists and two soloists. A work of both great intimacy and extraordinary emotional and sonic power “asleep, forest, melody, path,” sketches a sonic portrait of our city and the people who call it home. Percussionist Greg Stuart returns to UC San Diego to lead the music and joins violinist Erik Carlson as soloist.