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Contemporary Music Ensemble

Contemporary Music Ensemble

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Central

Where: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Part of the Joan La Barbara Residency
Joan La Barbara’s residency is generously sponsored in part by Northwestern University’s Kreeger Wolf Endowment, the Sound Arts and Industries program, the department of Art Theory and Practice, and Comparative Literary Studies program. 

Ben Bolter, conductor; Jack Reeder, narrator

In its first concert of the academic year, the Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Elijah Smith’s Scions of an Atlas, a work premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2021. Also featured is Joan La Barbara’s Awakenings, a sound painting about awakening from an extended state of sleep to a new world; the work was inspired by the Oliver Sacks book of the same name. Rounding out the program is David Lang’s Jimi Hendrix–inspired tuba concerto, Are You Experienced?

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