pictured: Monica Germino and Frank van der Weij. photo credit: Elisabeth Melchior
6 - 13 April 2014, Washington D.C. area: Louis Andriessen Festival
an initiative of Armando Bayolo/Great Noise Ensemble, the Strathmore, Shenandoah Conservatory & University
7 April, 8 PM, Atlas Performing Arts Center
Frank van der Weij and Monica Germino present ROADMAPS & DIARIES II
music by Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen, Julia Wolfe, Donnacha Dennehy & a world premiere by Kate Moore
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Washington City Paper, Best of DC
Caroline Jones, Arts Desk: ToDo ToDay: “Roadmaps and Diaries II”
"Despite her degrees from Yale and the New England Conservatory, classically trained violinist Monica Germino wasn’t content performing centuries-old orchestral works. So, like Dylan at Newport in 1965, she went electric, commissioning her own model of electric violin and working with experimental Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Tonight at Atlas, she’ll present “Road Maps and Diaries II,” a program that started as a one-night showcase of new music, improvisation, and installations with frequent collaborator (and fellow Netherlander) Frank van der Weij and has evolved into a touring production of unconventional performance and feats of sound design. Monica Germino and Frank van der Weij perform at 8 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $20–$28.50. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org.
The Washington Post, GoingOutMusic
Roadmaps & Diaries II
Sound designer Frank van der Weij joins violinist, vocalist Monica Germino in a concert that features "electroacoustic innovations" of compositions by Louis Andriessen, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and more. Part of Andriessen75. At the Lang Theatre.
Broadwayworld.com, Classical Music News Desk, Monday, April 7 (8:00 PM): ROADMAPS & DIARIES II (Washington, D.C.)
"Monica Germino (violin) and Frank van der Weij (sound design), Amsterdam-based collaborators whose paths have intertwined with Andriessen's for decades, perform a revolutionary take on the solo violin recital in a raucous and reflective evening for violin, electric violin, adapted violin, voice, electronics, installations, images, & sound design. ROADMAPS & DIARIES began as a single show in Amsterdam and has evolved into an ever-changing tour..."
"This presentation features Andriessen's XENIA, a three-movement piece for violin and voice, Julia Wolfe's with a blue dress on, Michael Gordon's INDUSTRY for adapted violin and electronics (2008), and Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy's Overstrung (2010). Presented by Atlas Performing Arts Center."
8 April, 7:30 PM, The Mansion at Strathmore
Cristina Zavalloni, voice; Monica Germino, violin; Andrea Rebaudengo, piano music by Louis Andriessen, John Cage & Igor Stravinsky
12 April, 8 PM, Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah Conservatory
Monica Germino, violin/voice, EDGE Ensemble in Louis Andriessen's violin concerto La Girò. Damon Talley, conductor.
music by Louis Andriessen, Derek Bermel, Ruby Fulton, Alexandra Gardner. Concert curated by David T. Little. Part of the inaugural season of *Shenandoah New Music.***
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Check out the entire festival for a range of great concerts, including Andriessen's La Commedia on 6 April & Bang on a Can on 11 April
READ AND WATCH: The Washington Post's Preview about the Festival