World Premieres from A.J. McCaffrey (Piano Spheres Commission),
Tina Talon, and HOCKET’s Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff
Piano Spheres Satellite Artists piano duo HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) present Strange Aeons on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Zipper Hall. The program journeys beyond our world with creatures and beings from the paranormal to an exploration of the universe are all examined in this program for piano four-hands and two pianos. Featuring four world premieres by Tina Talon, A.J. McCaffrey (PS commission) and HOCKET members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, plus George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics. The Piano Spheres concert at the Colburn School’s Zipper Concert Hall is located at 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012.
HOCKET ‘s Strange Aeons is a program of works for piano four-hands and two pianos with the first half of the concert featuring three world premieres that explore the paranormal by Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, and A.J. McCaffrey. “The inspiration for both pieces are from two H.P. Lovecraft horror short stories, The Outsider and The Call of Cthulhu. The Outsider is about the search for a new life and acceptance amongst an abhuman existence while Cthulhu is a gigantic mythical sea creature that is worshiped by cultists. A.J. McCaffrey’s Doppelgänger examines one of the oldest subjects of folklore, the spirit double and the alter ego. The second half of the program is a journey through our universe featuring George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV), and the world premiere of Tina Talon’s Venusian Ionospheric Dispatches,” according to Thomas Kotcheff.