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Strange Beautiful Music VII

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Saturday, September 13 – 4:00 PM

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Concert Description

This year’s Kresge Artist Fellow, New Music Detroit, brings its 7th annual marathon music festival to the Max! The avant-garde production features experimental and far-reaching sounds ranging from contemporary chamber music and European folk to experimental electronics and noise improvisation. New Music Detroit performs works by Louis Andriessen, Bill Ryan and John Luther Adams. Special guest appearances include a world premiere by Todd Reynolds, and Frank Pahl and Shara Worden in David Lang's recent work, "Death Speaks."

Full Lineup:

4 PM - Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Bill Ryan, director

5 PM
IANNIS XENAKIS Xas - Donald Sinta Sax Quartet
IANNIS XENAKIS Okho - Jonathan Smith and Chris Sies, percussion
CLEM FORTUNA Original compositions - Clem Fortuna, microtonal piano

6 PM - New Music Detroit
BILL RYAN Works from "Toward Daybreak"
Blurred
Sparkle
Rapid Assembly

Miles Brown's Middle Game
Miles Brown, bass
Andrew Bishop, saxophones
Kris Johnson, trumpet
Mike Jellick, piano/keyboards
Jesse Kramer, drums

7 PM - New Music Detroit
FRANK PAHL 3+4 (World Premiere)
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS The Light Within
EVAN ZIPORYN Typical Music

8 PM - Todd Reynolds, composer and violin
Original Compositions and Improvisation

9 PM - New Music Detroit
LOUIS ANDRIESSEN Hout - with Derek Johnson, guitar
JOHN ZORN Trilogy (World Premiere) - with Miles Brown, bass
DAVID LANG Death Speaks (Detroit Premiere) - with Shara Worden, vocals and Derek Johnson, guitar

New Music Detroit Core Ensemble
Erik Rönmark, saxophone
Ian Ding, percussion
Gina Dibello, violin
Una O'Riordan, cello
Shannon Orme, clarinets
Vicky Chow, piano

About New Music Detroit:
New Music Detroit - a contemporary music collective comprised of young, highly accomplished area musicians, including several members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra - is dedicated to performing dynamic works from the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Pay What You Want Ticket Option:
Price should never be a barrier to participation in artistic experiences that bring life and culture to our city and the people in it. That’s why we're letting you pick a price that works for you. Chip in what feels right, and know that your support helps make these events possible. (All tickets are general admission; prices range from $10 - $100).


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