Sydeman searches for the exquisite |

Sydeman searches for the exquisite

Composer Jay Sydeman’s fifth presentation in his archive series Tuesday at Studio 131 will be “In search of the exquisite.”

“In this case, the emphasis is perhaps more on performance than the composition itself. I approach my pieces as a stranger (easy to do when perusing a work you composed 30 years ago) and quite literally … in every note, chord, dynamic, tempo change … in all this paraphernalia of musical technique I, as performer, attempt to find the exquisite, the perfection, if you want, of each musical gesture,” Sydeman explained. “And often it is a long search … but usually the exquisite emerges and makes it all worthwhile.”

Sydeman has composed more than 600 works during the last 50 years.

Tuesday’s presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. The series continues the first Tuesday of every month but was switched this month because of Election Day.

Admission is $10 general and $5 for students. Studio 131 is at 131 Richardson St. in Grass Valley. Call 272-1680 with any questions.

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