Andrea Cheeseman, Faculty Clarinet Recital
Faculty member Dr. Andrea Cheeseman will be performing a Clarinet Recital, Be sure to come and enjoy the music.
The recital features electroacoustic compositions that incorporate recorded sound and images.
Her recital opens with Jason Bolte's "With My Eyes Shut." The 2010 composition is the second piece in a series written for clarinet and electronic media exploring the sounds and textures created by his daughter's toys.
Imagery also was the inspiration for the second piece on the program – Joan Tower's clarinet solo "Wings," written in 1981. Tower's composition elicits images of a large bird gliding along a thermal current interspersed with periods of elaborate, diving flight.
Hayes School of Music's Scott Meister composed the third piece on the program titled "Islands," written in 1986 for clarinet and electronic recordings.
Cheeseman also will perform the 2011 compositions "Landscapes IV" by Traci Mendel, a member of the music faculty at Troy University. A former member of the Hayes School of Music, Mendel's composition includes movements named for locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as images from those locations.
Rounding out the recital are two more compositions written for clarinet and recorded electronics. "Butterfly" by Mark Snyder was written for processed clarinet, electronics and video. "Lollygag" was written by pianist and composer HyeKyung Lee. Cheeseman premiered the composition in 2011 at an electronic music and art festival held at the University of Mary Washington.
Dr. Andrea Cheeseman is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Appalachian State University. An active and engaging performer, she has received invitations to perform at colleges and universities throughout the country as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed for diverse festivals such as College Music Society Annual Meetings, the Montana/Idaho Clarinet Festival, the Michigan Contemporary Clarinet Festival and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. She has been a regular performer at the Delta State University Electroacoustic Juke Joint Festival, and in the summer of 2003, Dr. Cheeseman was named first runner-up in the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition.