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Gig Alert: Vicky Chow

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vicky Chow
"Etudes For Piano: i. Digital Sustain" **This song was available for download for a limited period and is now stream-only.**
Playing on Tuesday at The Stone
(Ave. C and 2nd St., East Village)
Get: Tickets ($10 per set) | Directions 

Canadian pianist Vicky Chow might be most widely recognized as an ensemble member of the eclectic sextet, Bang On A Can All-Stars. But the Vancouver native is also a classical and contemporary soloist and chamber musician. She’s collaborated with a laundry list of notable musicians and composers like John Adams and Evan Ziporyn. She also curates and produces Contagious Sounds, a new music series held at the Gershwin Hotel.

On Tuesday night, Chow pools these talents and accomplishments for her performance at The Stone. The pianist’s two-part program begins with her “mixtape no.1,” an eight-piece set of Chow’s favorite works performed contiguously. The evening concludes with renditions of Christopher Cerrone’s “Hoyt-Schermerhorn,” Daniel Wohl’s “Pixelated” (featuring guest percussionist Owen Weaver), and Andy Akiho’s “Vick(i/y),” a piece written for Chow and contemporary pianist Vicki Ray. 

For a taste of Chow’s show, download the piece “Digital Sustain." It’s the opening track off her 2011 album with composer Ryan Francis, Works For Piano, and is the final song in her mixtape at The Stone.

 

You can also watch her perform “Vick(i/y)” in the video below.

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