The Hutchins Consort Honors Brant With Climates
, the final program of its 2012-13 series, The Hutchins Consort pays tribute to late American composer Henry Brant. A Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer of acoustic spatial music, Brant's relationship with The Hutchins Consort bridges decades: He composed the first piece ever written for the ensemble with 1963's Consort for True Violins
, and spent his final days working on an epilogue entitled Climates
. That piece will make its West Coast debut in this program, which features the unique violin octet performing on eight scaled violins.
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The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins of the violin octet designed and built by famed luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins. The instruments are the first successful attempt to create an acoustically balanced set of instruments that can sound truly like violins across the entire range of written music. With instruments ranging from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the gigantic large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a 'cello, the Hutchins Consort produces an astonishing palette of sounds.