Paul Dresher and Joel Deval of the Paul Dresher Ensemble not only bring inspiring fresh content to the world of new music, their musical expression also includes the invention of new instruments. Dresher and Deval joined Mondavi Center artist-in-residence Lara Downs for a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, March 28 to discuss the invention of The Quadrachord and the Marimba Lumina.
These exciting new instruments will be featured in the Paul Dresher Ensemble’s performances of Double Duo at the Mondavi Center April 6 and 7.
The Paul Dresher Ensemble interprets the ideas and sounds of today’s most innovative and irreverent composers. With energy, virtuosity and incredible attention to the theatrical dimensions of performance, it produces and tours its own works of opera and experimental music theater (developed in collaboration with Obie Award-winning performer Rinde Eckert), and as the Electro-Acoustic Band, performs the work of an amazing range of contemporary composers with instrumentation that combines traditional acoustic and contemporary electronic instruments.