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Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Ted Hearne’s Sound from The Bench

When: Friday, February 3, 2023
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


Donald Nally, conductor; Taylor Levine and James Moore, guitar; Ron Wiltrout, percussion

A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sound from The Bench is a reaction to Jena Osman’s book Corporate Relations that follows the historical trajectory of corporate personhood in the United States, with texts from landmark Supreme Court Cases and ventriloquism textbooks. The work is built around the tension between the human voice and electric guitar, person and machine, asking, “Who is speaking?” With the original band from the 2014 premiere, the composer on hand, and a kaleidoscope of musical styles, Sound from The Bench holds a mirror to politics and the Court.

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