CIRCUIT BRIDGES: CRAIG HULTGREN, CELLO

 

 

Circuit Bridges presents cellist Craig Hultgren on Monday, March 7 at
Gallery MC. Hultgren, an accomplished performer of new and adventurous
music, will perform works for cello and electronics, many written
specifically for him. Composers featured on this concert include Rusty
Banks, James Bohn, Monroe Golden, Melissa Grey, Dorothy Hindman, Douglas
Ovens, and Robert Voisey. Hultgren will also perform his Improvisation for
amplified cello. He will be joined by the composer James Bohn on his piece
Chamonefor cello, toy piano, and sound file.

For several decades, cellist Craig Hultgrenhas been a fixture on the scenes
for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. Recently
leaving Birmingham after more than 30 years as a member of the Alabama
Symphony, he now resides outside of Decorah, Iowa as the farmer-cellist. A
recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the
Arts, he was a member for many years of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber
music ensemble in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music
ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast
downloads on iTunes.

Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The
Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. For ten years, he
produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international
competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument.
He taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of
Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directed the BSC New
Music Ensemble. He is a founding member and former President of the
Birmingham Art Music Alliance and was on the Board of Directors of the
Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham and their Scrollworks program.
Hultgren recently performed a Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert titled Occupy
Cello in New York for the Composer’s Voice Concert Series. That program
featured 15 one-minute solo compositions that challenge the traditional
boundaries of the instrument. Last fall, he was the featured performer for
the La Crosse New Music Festival in Wisconsin.

Founded in 2014 by Robert Voisey, Circuit Bridgesis a concert
seriesdedicated to creating a community for creators of electroacoustic
music and strives to explore all that is included, and currently being
innovated, under the electroacoustic umbrella, such as sonic art, radio art,
glitch, circuit bending, electronica, real-time improvisation, network
performance, audiovisual composition, mash-up, and data sonification.Our
mission is to connect with similar organizations from around the globe that
foster and promote innovative electroacoustic music and sound. Concerts
feature local composers and sound artists and those from visiting
communities and immerse audiences in the vast wealth of electroacoustic
music being created today.

For more information visit: www.CircuitBridges.com
Circuit Bridges:
Monday, March 7, 2015 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Gallery MC
(ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor)
549 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
Between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue
Closest subway A/C/E at 50th Street, 8th Avenue
$15 admission
$7 students
www.GalleryMC.org

Robert Voisey

RobVoisey@VoxNovus.com

Executive Director Vox Novus
www.VoxNovus.com