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Accidentally on purpose: Accidental Music Festival presents three free shows this weekend



Another show as part of UCF Celebrates the Arts brings together two creative music presenters, the UCF-based Collide Contemporary Music Series and Accidental Music Festival. Christopher Belt and Beatriz Ramirez, organizers of AMF, have commissioned a new work by New York composer Joseph Di Ponio for oboe, guitar and electronics, which they will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center.

As well as the Di Ponio piece, the UCF Collide Ensemble performs compositions by Elliott Carter, Frederic Rzewski, Ernst Krenek and Vinko Globokar, all of which demonstrate – to exquisite and sometimes alarming effect – the scientific principles of acoustics. (Attendees of last week's Bill Orcutt show, presented by the Civic Minded Five, experienced the Rzewski and Globokar compositions.)

The Saturday afternoon program is as follows:
• New work (guitar/oboe/electronics) by Joseph Di Ponio (b. 1972)
• "To the Earth" (1985) by Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
• "Sonatina for Oboe Solo" (1956) by Ernst Krenek (1900-1991). Beatriz Ramirez, Oboe
• "Corporal" (1985) by Vinko Globokar (b. 1934)
• "Shard" (1997) by Elliott Carter (1908-2012). Chris Belt, Guitar
• "Articulations in a Barren Landscape" (2012) by Joseph Di Ponio

Belt and Ramirez perform again on Saturday in a free recital at the Timucua White House (2000 S. Summerlin Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. playing music by Carter, Krenek, William Grant-Still, Witold Lutoslawski, Astor Piazzolla and Gilles Silvestrini. Then, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, AMF puts on yet another free show: Di Ponio presents his sound installation "House" at this month's installment of the Gallery at Avalon Island's In-Between Series. "House" essentially transforms any space it's in into a giant instrument that plays itself.

"Expect a giant, churning, sound-mass and visuals," promises Belt.

Beatriz Ramirez and Christopher Belt
  • Beatriz Ramirez and Christopher Belt