Near-Coincident Pair is a collaboration between Harini Raghavan and Daniel Alba that merges acoustic and electronic instrumentation influenced by rock, Indian, South American, pop, and alternative music.
This concert, led by Deniz Aydemir, consists of Turkish-style arrangements of traditional songs from East Asia and Eastern Europe. The main instrument of the show, the fretless guitar, is a versatile instrument for microtonal music that can mimic the sounds of traditional instruments like the pipa, ney, oud, shamisen, and koto.
Singer, songwriter, and arranger Irma Seleman will perform her original tunes alongside R&B, soul, and funk covers (including music by John Legend, Jill Scott, Norah Jones, and many more) as well as some traditional Malay music. Seleman's band, hailing from many countries, will bring these wide-ranging sounds together as one.
In a performance titled, "It Is You That Makes Me Who I Am," vocalist Yicheng Wu and band present an evening of original songs and arrangements, covering many genres, including pop, country, gospel, rock, and musical theater. The audience will have a chance to hear the Chinese flute in a composition that mixes Chinese folk, classical, and jazz styles.
Lena Glikson will perform her original songsrepresenting a unique mixture of different styles and musical flavors such as Russian folk, jazz, klezmer, and pop music. Featuring Russian-speakingsongwriters such as Taya, Alina Galueva, Ernest Deriabin, and KaterinaTolkishevskaya, this concert is going to be the quintessence of Eastern Europeancontemporary popular music.