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Vicky Chow

Southern Exposure presents Surface Image, called “a universe all its own”

Pianist Vicky Chow performs on Friday November 17

Pianist Vicky Chow, described as “brilliant” by the New York Times and a member of the legendary Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs Tristan Perich’s astounding Surface Image (2013) for piano and 40-channel 1-bit electronics. Surface Image has been called “the ultimate meeting of organic and electronic” and “a universe all its own.” The University of South Carolina’s Recital Hall stage will be covered with 40 small loudspeakers, each wired to hand-built electronics, for this landmark duet between Chow and an ever-transforming flurry of simple electronic tones. 

The free concert takes place on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at USC School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly Street). Arrive early for this popular series as seats fill to capacity.

The concert begins with a presentation about Surface Image and the technology it uses by Reginald Bain, USC professor of composition and music theory.

This Southern Exposure concert features visual art by Columbia College graduate and Irmo resident Ingrid Carson, a painter and mixed-media artist. Works by Carson will be on display in the USC Music Library, School of Music second floor, during the weeks surrounding the concert.

Vicky Chow website
Southern Exposure New Music Series