Peter Kramer’s Lucet Aurora by violinist Tara Lynn Ramsey and violist Andrew Stock. A physical work full of sudden starts and stops, it places many technical demands on the players, both of whom were up to the challenge as they threw fast-moving musical lines back and forth at each other.
Caccia (2016) for flute and bassoon by Peter Kramer. “The title refers to the Renaissance musical form where two voices chase each other in canon and in unison. The two instruments step on each other’s toes, cutting each other off and chasing each other. It’s exciting and fast-paced. For much of the piece I’m playing with air sounds, or singing and playing, so there isn’t a lot of traditional flute playing.” (Hannah Hammel)
Wedge (for three flutes), a contemporary piece by Peter Kramer, OC ’14, followed, performed by seniors Hannah Hammel and Candy Chang and returning performer Joseph Monticello. The peculiar piece centered around unique, complex rhythms tossed back and forth between the musicians like knives. The trio displayed a strong musical unity and gave a fascinating performance.
-The Oberlin Review
Waxen, a new duo for viola and cello by Oberlin alumnus Peter Kramer, which is a reimagination of the baroque minuet. Reorderings, elisions, and misquotations liquefy and intensify this usually strict and trite form.
-The Music Circle, University Circle, Bop Stop