Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents Sarah Stiles
Date: Dec 09,2009
Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents a program of chamber and solo compositions by Sarah Stiles, performed by Indre Viskontas, soprano, Travis Andrews, guitar, Naomi Hoffmeyer, harp, and Gloria Justen, violin. Also featured will be a performance art piece called Tangerines and Oranges Too!, a sound-opera composed for and performed by the Cornelius Cardew Choir.
A native of Sonoma County CA, composer Sarah Stiles began her musical endeavor at a very young age as a classical pianist. Stiles' ambitions stuck with the piano until she discovered the innovative music of the 20th century, at which point she was spurred to also compose. Primarily self-taught, Stiles continued to compose solo while studying at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received a B.A. in Music. In May 2008, Stiles received a Master's of Music in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory. Performances of Stiles' oeuvre include premieres with San Francisco Composers' Circle, the New Keys Concert Series, the New Music Ensemble of the San Francisco Conservatory, the Cornelius Cardew Choir, the Temescal Experiment, the Outsound Series at the Luggage Store Gallery, and self-produced concerts. Stiles enjoys performing with the Cornelius Cardew Choir, an avant-garde ensemble of composer-performer improvisers. Stiles held an Artist in Residence position at SOTA (San Francisco School of the Arts) where she taught music theory and musicianship. Currently she teaches around the Bay Area private lessons in composition, theory, musicianship, and piano.
See photos from the concert.