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CSUF New Music Series Presents Galan Trio Performance

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On Wednesday, April 24, Greek music ensemble, Galan Trio, will perform and host a workshop at Cal State Fullerton in Clayes Performing Arts Center Room 119 at 8 p.m. The trio performs at 10 distinguished universities in California, presenting new commissions in collaboration with prominent composition professors. This event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the event, visit the School of Music website.

Galan Trio’s “Kinesis” is a survey on the music of contemporary American composers in an original, multifaceted concert program. The project draws from a collaboration between Galan Trio and professors of composition from selected U.S. universities, and from the notion of “Kinesis.” Kinesis is an undirected movement of a cell, organism or part, in response to an external stimulus. In Greek, kinesis means movement and motion. Motion is a fundamental characteristic of all living beings. Motion is what musicians worldwide have desired during the last couple of years. Motion alludes to continuity, and it’s a promise for the future of “Kinesis” itself.

The first edition of the project featured the work of five composers who contributed one original work for piano trio, reflecting on the pandemic. Galan Trio counts four editions in East Coast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and South Central regions and works by Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, Martin Gendelman, Matthew Greenbaum, David Martynuik, Ken Steen, Alex Lubet, Navid Bargrizan, Larry Alan Smith and Richard Lavenda, among others. The April 2024 edition in California features the work of CSUF music faculty member Pamela Madsen, alongside Robert Denham, David Carter, Christopher Dobrian, Kevin Zhang, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Deborah Kavasch, Ines Thibaut, Cindy Cox and Patricia Allessandrini.

Pamela Madsen