Deep Listening Band in Concert

Inaugural concert of the New Music at Lawrence series - Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster work with Lawrence students—including IGLU (Improvisation Group of Lawrence University) and the composition studio—in a variety of masterclasses and workshops during their stay here. The Deep Listening Band will surround the audience in an immersive musical experience. Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster create oceans of sound in reverberant spaces. In this case, Memorial Chapel will be electronically transformed into a hall with 20 seconds or more of reverb. Oliveros formed the concept of “deep listening” to describe the active art of listening. She is the one of most important composers of the 20th century, and we are honored to welcome her to Lawrence. Dempster, who will play both trombone and didjeridu, thrilled audiences during his last visit to Lawrence.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Brian Pertl – Stuart Dempster Recital
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Deep Listening Band in Concert
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 8:00 p.m.

Simultaneous Worlds

Simultaneous Worlds, presented on Friday, January 20 at 8 p.m. in Harper Hall, features flutist Erin Lesser and pianist Michael Mizrahi of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, along with percussionist Greg Beyer ‘95, professor of music at Northern Illinois University and founding member of the flute/percussion duo Due East.

Highlighting the concert will be a performance of Littoral, an immersive work by American composer John Supko that features original video artwork by Kristine Marx and poetry by Cees Nooteboom. Called “spellbindingly beautiful” (Time Out New York), Littoral is the centerpiece of Due East’s recent New Amsterdam Records release, Drawn Only Once. Multi-media artist Lawton Hall ‘10 and dance professor Rebecca Salzer will join Due East for a performance of NYC composer Michel Galante’s mysterious work, Incantations.

Read about Simultaneous Worlds in the Appleton Post-Crescent.

Simultaneous Worlds
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Harper Hall

UI Center for New Music

From the cartoon music-inspired athleticism of John Adams’ Chamber Symphony No. 1 to the haunting spectra of Zach Zubow’s Mirage of the Mountains, the University of Iowa’s Center for New Music brings an exhilarating range of contemporary expressions to the final New Music at Lawrence concert. Longtime champions of music by living composers, the thirty-member ensemble rounds out the program with director David Gompper’s intense and mysterious Musica Segreta for piano quartet and the miniaturist artistry of Croquis for string trio by British composer Jeremy Dale Roberts.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

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