People Inside Electronics presents:
Aperplicity (Aperture Duo and Autoduplicity)
Friday, September 6, 2019, 8pm 
Throop Unitarian Church
300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
2+2= 2? 4? Or possibly 5? In Aperplicity, Aperture Duo and Autoduplicity join forces for an evening of musical chairs in the season opener for People Inside Electronics. Autoture, Rachnea, Jennrianne, Linachriafer…what happens in the mixup? Viola jokes, word games, Youtube videos, and amplified chalkboards. Join the confusion and find out for yourself!

Viola Joke by Alex Temple
Time With People, Op. 1 by Tim Parkinson
Speech Suite by Todd Moellenberg (world premiere)
Wash Me Whiter Than Snow by Jennifer Walshe
I Delayed People’s Flights By Walking Slowly In Narrow Hallways by Mayke Nas and Wouter Snoei

Autoduplicity is Jennifer Bewerse and Rachel Beetz, a cellist and flutist dedicated to performing contemporary and avant-garde music. Rachel and Jennifer created Autoduplicity to explore performance beyond sound-making for highly trained instrumentalists, to explore musical ideas and the bodies that inhabit them, and to find what this exploration might illuminate when done as a duo. Their concerts are carefully constructed as musical, ideological, political, or theoretical explorations probing themes of blurred identities and realities, the physicality of sound, the movements of our bodies, and the rhythms of our speech

As a result of their first concert project – an exploration of music for performing bodies – Autoduplicity was invited to the inaugural New Music Gathering to give a presentation on theatricality and perform their feminist interpretation of Vinko Globokar’s Corporel. Their Machaut+Rauschen project is a continuous performance juxtaposing experimental arrangements of Guillaume de Machaut's ballade, “Dame, ne regardez pas” with several of Peter Ablinger's Instrumente und Rauschen and the world premiere of Ablinger's Kreuze for solo cello and electronics, and was described by Peter Ablinger as an “amazing program” and “beautiful combination.” In 2016, Autoduplicity traveled to Iceland where they performed Machaut+Rauschen at Mengi in Reykjavik and gave a lecture for the Performance Department of Iceland Academy of the Arts. Their most recent project, REFLECTING, commissioned by the wasteLAnd concert series, explores different kinds of musical reflection. Throughout the program’s pieces, the performers' bodies touch, imitate, sense, and are mirrored in physical and virtual spaces. Autoduplicity’s projects have additionally been presented at ArtShare (Los Angeles), Boston Court (Pasadena), the Center for New Music (San Francisco), UC Santa Barbara, the MorYork Gallery as part of Dog Star Festival 12, and UC San Diego’s Springfest, and have been awarded funding from the University of California, San Diego Dean of Arts and Humanities and Music Department. Recently, they were artists-in-residence at the Women’s International Study Center, where they worked with Celeste Oram on a new commission.

Aperture Duo curates fearless programs that explore new sounds, voices, and techniques through the lens of violin and viola chamber music. Lauded for their “precision and interpretation” along with their “distinct sense of unity and independence” (icareifyoulisten.com), Los Angeles-based Aperture Duo was founded in 2015 by violinist Adrianne Pope and violist Linnea Powell. Equally at home performing old and new music, Aperture Duo actively commissions diverse new works to expand the violin and viola duo repertoire. Aperture Duo has been in residence at California Institute of the Arts, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Las Positas College, Black House SoCal New Music Workshop, Eureka! Musical Minds of California Graduate Student Conference, and has designed educational concerts with wild Up and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Performance credits include Tuesdays @ Monk Space, the main stage at the Carlsbad Music Festival, Music at Boston Court, L.A. Signal Lab, LA Downtown Art Walk, Brooklyn's Home Audio Concert Series, UC Santa Barbara Summer Music Festival, Window Concert Series at the Craft in America Center, and Hear Now Music Festival.