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Resident Artist Series: Monica Germino, violinist

Event Type: Music
Facility: Theatre 2 (THR)
Presented By: School of Music
Description: 
Tapping into its distinguished music faculty talent, the College of The Arts has created the Resident Artist Series to bring attention to the artistic excellence of the School of 
Music and also as an incentive to attract music students to USF from all over the world.

plugged & unplugged 
a solo program for violin, electric violin, voice, soundtrack, effects, movement, film, & installation

Hailed by the London Times as a ‘striking presence’ whose ‘virtuosity was exhilarating,’ Amsterdam-based, American artist Monica Germino is at the forefront of bringing the violin into the 21st Century. Germino explodes the conventional limits of the classical violin, showcasing works especially written for her by some of the leading composers of today. Using cutting-edge electronics, video projections, installations and multiple instruments, this program is a thrilling and unique exploration of the old and new. Each piece cleverly combines the acoustic violin or her custom-made electric violin with another element: voice, soundtrack, effects, samples, movement, film, or installation. 

The program includes pieces by Jacob TV, Heiner Goebbels, Philip Glass, David Dramm, and J.S. Bach. Germino’s mastery of singing and playing simultaneously can be heard in the works of Louis Andriessen and Nicholas Brown. Connecting the pieces, the composers themselves introduce their work. 
 
Whether it’s building an extreme scordatura adapted violin and running it through a growling octave displacement machine, waging a battle with relentless samples, or extending the technique of singing and playing simultaneously, Monica Germino is challenging any preconceived notions about what exactly a violin recital should be. 
Date: 2/25/2010
Event Information: For additional event information, please visit: http://music.arts.usf.edu.
 
Purchase Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D004444EA7D84FF?artistid=1407359&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=203
 
Location: THR-Hall/Stage
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
 
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