Relive the “Groundbreaking” Collaboration for a Limited Time: Akron Symphony and EarthQuaker Devices release “Confluence – A Concerto for Orchestra and EarthQuaker Devices” Online
For a limited time, you can relive the incredible live performance of Confluence – A Concerto for Orchestra and EarthQuaker Devices a special collaboration between the Akron Symphony Orchestra and EarthQuaker Devices.
Confluence – A Concerto for Orchestra and EarthQuaker Devices will be available online and free for viewing for 45 days beginning Monday, November 21.
Confluence debuted on March 5, 2022, at EJ Thomas Hall, and was co-composed by Jon Sonnenberg, a long-time EarthQuaker artist and collaborator, and Jake Gunnar Walsh, a New York-based composer and oboist. It is the result of a two-year collaboration with Akron-based EarthQuaker Devices.
The piece is set in six short movements. Except for the final movement, each movement title is taken from the name of an EarthQuaker device: I. The Depths, II. Afterneath, III. Dunes, IV. Aqueduct, V. Astral Destiny, and VI. Terrae Motus.
During this performance, 13 of the 82 orchestral instruments on stage are run through a variety of EQD pedals controlled by Jon Sonnenberg, opening an entirely new sonic palate for the audience to experience. Jon Sonnenberg invented an instrument specifically for this piece, aptly called a confluence harp, which combines the resonance of chimes suspended on strings.
The performance will remain online until January 5, 2023. You can view it here. For more news and events at Akron Symphony, visit AkronSymphony.org.