Lunchtime Concert: Cello/Sound Art
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – 12:30 p.m.
Convocation Hall – UH 213
Free of charge!
After completing classical cello studies in the US and Germany, KIRK STARKEY has pursued a unique career as cellist, composer and sound artist. Kirk performs regularly incorporating performance technology, realtime sampling and sequence playback in his compositions. Kirk’s solo recording “Little Gidding” (2011) showcases his original style of integrating extended cello techniques and digital processing into a compelling and accessible medium. Kirk’s fusion of classic instrumentation and modern production is the soundtrack for a new worldwide campaign for Mercedes-Benz (2013). Kirk performs on a Viennese cello (c.1760) and a modern cello by Masa Inokuchi (1999). Kirk will conclude the Lunchtime Concert Series with a selection of his own compositions.