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Strange Beautiful Music IX

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Wasserman Projects (map)
Saturday, September 17 – 2:00 PM

Concert Description

New Music Detroit brings their 9th annual marathon music festival, Strange Beautiful Music to Wasserman Projects Gallery – a unique warehouse-style arts space in Eastern Market! The avant-garde production features experimental and far-reaching sounds ranging from contemporary chamber music and European folk to experimental electronics and noise improvisation.

Lineup:

2 PM
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
National Parks Commissioning Project

3 PM
New Music Detroit & friends
Marc Mellits: Escape for marimba & sax (world premiere)
Joseph Schwantner: Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro

4 PM
Donald Sinta Quartet
music by: Ligeti, Albright, Mellits, Bresnick, Nyman, Maslanka

5 PM
ÆPEX Contemporary Performance
George Benjamin: At First Light
Pierre Boulez: Notations (in honour of Boulez’s death earlier this year)

6 PM
Latitude 49
“SHE: the music of female composers”

7 PM
Tribute: Steve Reich’s 80th
New York Counterpoint, Shannon Orme (clarinet)
Vermont Counterpoint, Ian Ding (marimba)
Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ, with Willo and guests

8 PM
New Music Detroit
Andrew Harrison: Hum (world premiere) ft. Jamaal May, author and poet
David Lang: are you experienced? ft. Dennis Nulty (DSO Principal Tuba), with narrator and 13-piece chamber orchestra

9 PM
Willo Collective
ft. Tanner Porter with selections from "The Summer Sinks"
electronic works for percussion quintet, music by Gold Panda, Caribou, Chrome Sparks, Samaris, Mt. Kimbie

10 PM
Detroit Bureau of Sound
debut performance of DBS Techno Ensemble, ft. Shara Nova
music by Octave One, Juan Atkins, Omar S, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and other Detroit techno legends, arranged by the ensemble



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; options range from $5 - $50. There are a limited number of VIP Experience tickets available).

VIP Experience Tickets- Purchase a $100 VIP Experience ticket and receive the following amenities throughout the festival:
• One reserved seat throughout the entire festival
• Complimentary light appetizers for the evening
• Exclusive buffet dinner (available from 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
• One complimentary drink, with access to cash bar thereafter

Though web sales have ended, the Pay What You Can price tickets will be available at the door.