Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance presents pianist Ann Yi.
Contemporary pianist Ann Yi premieres new works for piano and electronics, created for her by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Composition & Technology faculty and advanced graduate student composers. Featuring six world premieres, this concert is the culmination of Ann Yi’s 2017-2018 Artist Residency with Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance. A strong advocate of new music, Ann is dedicated to working with contemporary composers and bringing experimental and avant-garde music to broader audiences. She has worked closely with composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Stefano Scodanibbio, Philippe Leroux and Christopher Wendell Jones and performed numerous works by composers including Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, Gérard Grisey, Harrison Birtwistle, Lee Hyla, György Ligeti, Jonathan Harvey, and many emerging composers of our time.
Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, led by co-founder and Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs, presents transdisciplinary and experimental practices in new music and multimedia performance. This series of programs intends to further dialogue, collaboration, and healthy creative conflict while promoting an expansive understanding of contemporary music. Artists are chosen from a wide pool of critically acclaimed international, national, and local artists that represent both academic and private enterprises. Sensoria has recently featured: Maja Ratkje, Jon Mueller, Peter J. Woods, Heather Warren-Crow, Jessica Pavone, Nick Zoulek, and Wild Space Dance Company, among others. The series is composed of six curated events throughout the academic calendar year at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s, Peck School of the Arts. Free & open to the public