Linda Bouchard, artistic director
Vicki Ray, piano

Double Take on a Buddhist Thought

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:30pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street, San Francisco (map)

Los Angeles pianist Vicki Ray performs five compositions inspired by Buddhists principles.

Samovar Tea Lounge will be at the Center offering "Ocean of Wisdom" herbal tea and Cherry Oat Scones.

Described as
"phenomenal and

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John Cage, Somei Satoh, Sean Heim, Bruce Reiprich and Linda Bouchard each bring their own responses to Buddhism through their music. In a contemporary language that utilizes prepared piano, piano and live electronics, and piano with delay, the music investigates ideas of reincarnation, the challenges of sitting, and the bardo states in the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

Concert Program
John Cage: The Perilous Night (1943-44)
Somei Satoh: Incarnation II (1978)
Linda Bouchard: Gassho (2011)
Bruce Reiprich: Flowing Waters Caress Fallen Petal (2010)
Sean Heim: In the Between (2002)


In the Between (2002)
by Sean Heim

Gassho (2011)
by Linda Bouchard
Vicki Ray, piano

Vicki Ray is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano music. As noted by Alan Rich, "Vicki plans programs with a knack for marvelous freeform artistry ... what she draws from her piano always relates in wondrous ways to the senses." Her playing has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for "displaying that kind of musical thoroughness and technical panache that puts a composerís thoughts directly before the listener."

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