Trębacz Premiere in Seattle

Ewa Trebacz at USC (2011). Photo: Brian King

The North Corner Chamber Orchestra, an excellent unconducted chamber ensemble in Seattle, presented the world premiere of A Machine for Entropy by Polish composer Ewa Trębacz on April 23-24. Commissioned by NCCO, this new work will be joined on the program are Scott Joplin’s The Cascades and Paul Hindemith’s Lustige Sinfonietta Op. 4.

A few words from the composer about her new work:

A conductorless ensemble can perhaps be seen as a dynamic system without a single center of control, in which leadership is continuously shifting. Such a group of individual musicians must perform a balancing act, in which any increase in complexity of the sound material is bound to introduce some degree of entropy into the system.  

I decided to embrace entropy – as a measure of intrinsic and inevitable disorder within the system – and to make it the main driving force for the entire composition.

 

Watch a short interview with Ewa Trębacz, taken right after the ensemble’s first rehearsal of the piece, here: fb.watch/cxEr0BQY_f. Details are below:

 

April 23, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.
World premiere of Ewa Trębacz’s A Machine for Entropy
Good Shepherd Center – Chapel Performance Space
4649 Sunnyside Ave North, Seattle, WA, 98103
Tickets: General $35 | Senior – $25 | 21 & Under – Free (or see NOCCO’s Free Ticket Program)
Info & Tickets: www.nocco.org

April 24, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
World premiere of Ewa Trębacz’s A Machine for Entropy
Town Hall Forum
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
Tickets: General $35 | Senior – $25 | 21 & Under – Free (or see NOCCO’s Free Ticket Program)
Info & Tickets: www.nocco.org

[Sources: facebook.com, nocco.org; Photo source: PMC Collection, All rights reserved]