HOLOGRAPHIC is a new music project/ensemble based in Bloomington, IN. Started in January of 2012 by conductor Ben Bolter, composer Jeremy Podgursky, and composer Ryan Chase, HOLOGRAPHIC’S aim is to expand the awareness and availability of contemporary classical music in the Bloomington community at-large. HOLOGRAPHIC’S roster consists of current Jacobs School of Music student performers and alumni volunteering their free time to promote exciting new compositions. Although extra-curricular and unaffiliated with the JSoM, the project was conceived to compliment the new music programming of existing JSoM ensembles with off-campus concerts and events. This public presence is also intended to lure potential new music neophytes to concerts at the JSoM.
HOLOGRAPHIC targets alternative venues and educational centers in an attempt to create a strong awareness of contemporary composers. Every concert program will be paired with educational outreach in local schools, including master classes with young students and presentations on the music of right now. All concerts will be recorded and documented and, if possible, featured composers will travel to Bloomington for presentations of their music.
HOLOGRAPHIC’S programming consists of music by young, emerging composers, music by IU alumni/faculty, and one contemporary “classic” per concert. This programming aesthetic partners pride in the JSoM tradition while featuring burgeoning composers who will eventually become more frequently performed. The project possesses a sense of democracy in that performers are invited to give input on the programming, thus enabling them to perform contemporary music that they have been practicing on their own in an alternative concert setting.
Along with Bolter, Podgursky, and Chase, HOLOGRAPHIC’S affairs and operations are maintained by AnnaMarie Ignarro and Evan Chapman. Goals for the future include recording projects, regional performances in metropolitan areas (Chicago, Louisville, etc.), and future commissioning projects for young composers.