Richard McCandless' "Voyager"

Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:42 PM

March 27, 2010 (Saturday), 3:45 pm

City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center

Elebash Hall

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016-4309


“Voyager,” Richard McCandless’s work for solo percussion with electronic playback, will be performed as part of the 2010 New York City Electronic Music Festival. Mr. Jude Traxler of the Manhattan School of Music will be performing. Voyager has been performed at two other national new music festivals, and is working its way into the percussion repertoire. It has always been tremendously well received by performers and audiences. Regarding his music, the Washington Post has stated that, “Mr. McCandless clearly places a high priority on communication as well as innovation.”

The composer states, “This work takes its name from the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the first human-made object to leave our solar system. Voyager’s journey is immense. Traveling about 1,000,000 miles a day, it will take 20,000 years to leave the gravitational field of our Sun, where it will enter deep space and travel for billions of years. At some point during this journey, human beings will no longer exist, and Earth will be no more than a charred cinder. But Voyager will be traveling on.”

The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

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