Monday, September 29, 2014
A powerful electroacoustic work by Chicagoan Anthony Cheung opens MusicNOW’s season, contrasted by an ambient pastoral piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams and a multimedia work by Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison. The concert closes with a visceral sinfonietta by Mason Bates inspired by synthetic computing.
This 2011 work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer treats the string quartet as a large, 16-stringed harp. All the sounds in the piece are produced as natural harmonics or on open strings. Read more at Sounds & Stories.
This short and visceral sinfonietta was inspired by the notion of synthetic computing, Like a self-replicating synthetic computer, the passages jump insidiously from instrument to instrument. Read more at Sounds & Stories.
MusicNOW receives funding through a leadership challenge grant from Irving Harris Foundation, Joan W. Harris. Major support is provided by Cindy Sargent and Sally Mead Hands Foundation.
Pre- and postconcert entertainment provided by [illmeasures].
Gordon Light Is Calling
J.L. Adams The Wind in High Places
Bates The Rise of Exotic Computing
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