WHO  WISC Fellows-in-Residence Rachel Beetz, Jennifer Bewerse and Celeste Oram

WHAT performance and conversation with musicians and composer as they share original new work

WHEN  Tuesday September 27, 2016 5:30PM

WHERE: Acequia Madre House: 614 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, NM 87505, additional parking at Acequia Madre Elementary

HOW: Register here; this event is free.

Performance and Conversation


Rachel Beetz and Jennifer Bewerse are Autoduplicity, an exploration of music for bodies and speech, our shared instruments. Their concerts investigate how these ordinary sounds can be transformed into powerful musical ideas reflective of the human experience. They began the Autoduplicity project to explore what would happen when the performer was separated from traditional instruments. From this separation, fundamental relationships between the performer, audience, body, and voice are revealed.

At the WISC residency this September, New Zealand composer Celeste Oram joins Autoduplicity. Over the course of their residency, they have collaborated on a new musical work for the duo exploring themes of multiplicity, identity of bodies with regard to musical instruments, sounds of centuries past, and alter egos. This new work will serve as the center of a full length concert reflecting on identity alongside pieces by Beetz, Bewerse, Bengt af Klintberg, and Taka Iimura.


Rachel, Jennifer, and Celeste will present their work at the Acequia Madre House Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 5:30pm. register here or via email to


Flutist and sound artist Rachel Beetz performs music of the last century, creating a dialogue between avant-garde music and modern life. Rachel has been a featured artist in the XI Festival Internacional de Músiva Nueva in Monterrey, Mexico, the American Music Festival at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Ojai Music Festival in California, Los Angeles’ Monday Evening Concert Series, New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice in Boston, MA, the SoundSCAPE Music Festival in Maccagno, Italy, and a guest artist/lecturer at Santa Clara University. She is also an affiliated artist of San Diego New Music.

She graduated with a Bachelor in Music with distinction from Indiana University in 2009, in the studio of Kathryn Lukas. Rachel holds Master of Arts in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California San Diego, where she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in the studio of John Fonville.

You can find more information about her at and listen to her recent recording projects at

Jennifer Bewerse is an award-winning cellist and devoted champion of the music of our time. As a result, she has premiered over 50 works including Caroline Miller’s Vessel (2014), Monte Weber’s Weather Music (2015) for solo cello, and Peter Ablinger’s WEISS / WEISSLICH 17k: Violoncello und Rauschen (2015). Other composers she has had the privilege to work with include Augusta Read Thomas, Christian Wolff, Anthony Davis, Chinary Ung, Lei Liang, Michael Sydney Timpson, Patricia Alessandrini, Stephen Goss, Chaya Czernowin, Kenji Bunch, Gunther Schuller, Jonathan Harvey, and David Del Tredici.

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Celeste Oram is a New Zealand composer who was born in Manhattan, learned to walk and talk in London, and grew up in Auckland. Her works have been performed, recorded, and broadcast by ensembles including the Callithumpian Consort (Boston), wasteLAnd (Los Angeles), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Song Company (Sydney), and the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta. She was the Auckland Philharmonia’s ‘Rising Star’ young composer-in-residence for 2013-14; her commissioned orchestral work was selected as a finalist in the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for excellence in New Zealand contemporary composition.

Celeste is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at the University of California San Diego.