Diego Espinosa Brings Invented Instruments to 'Corporel' Concert

By Shane Jordan on Feb 09, 2016 06:53 PM EST

Percussionist Diego Espinosa is set to bring his unique vision and instruments to New York University's La Maison Française this Friday, February 12, 8pm. Presented by the Department of Music and the Maison Francaise, Corporel: A Concert for Solo Percussion, Electronics and Invented Instruments, free to all who an interested in attending at Maison Française's East Gallery, Blue Hall, Broadway at W 116th Street.

In this groundbreaking and unusual program, percussionist Diego Espinosa explores the vast potential of the performing body, expanding the boundaries of new music.

Presenting landmark works that use the body as an instrument (Globokar's Corporel and Schwitters' Ursonate), alongside several new creations that use innovative custom built instruments with live-electronics in collaboration with composers David Adamcyk, Jasna Velickovic, Juan Sebastian Lach, and Hugo Morales, this is truly a concert not to be missed!

Described by the press release as: "An amplified balloon accompanied by hyper-realistic drawings of chewing gum and mouths becomes the site for a new music-theatre work. Nonsensical texts spoken at unspeakable speeds unfold into a hypnotic discourse. Magnets become music when manipulated by inductors attached to the performer's thumbs. And the tongue virtuosically manipulates sound using the body's capacitance as an electronic interface."

Admission is free to all.

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TagsDiego Espinosa, Corporel, Concert, La Maison Française, New York University, Instruments, Percussionist

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