Mark your calendars for December 12 and 13! We are all looking forward to Melody Unchained, an upcoming performance featuring CMW Players Sebastian Ruth, Chase Spruill, Kate Outterbridge and Adrienne Taylor, along with special guests, members of CMW’s Phase 3 chamber ensemble, and several CMW alumni.
Martin Boyce, When Now Is Night, 2002. Photo: Photographic Services. Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Johnen Galerie, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
The ensembles will be performing as part of the RISD Museum exhibit “When Now is Night.” In this exhibit visual artist Martin Boyce is reimagining and reinterpreting natural forms. One of Boyce’s inspirations for creating this kind of work is music made popular in the early-to-mid 19th century which gave way to the language of hard-hitting post-minimalist pop music that we know so well today. But where does the practice of today’s popular music have its roots? CMW presents an intensive, parallel musical exploration for one night only inside of this magnificent contemporary exhibit, spanning over 300 years of related musical history, and offering a bridge into the world and structure of today’s popular music. Trust us, Melody Unchained will be an event not to be missed!
The program will include the following:
John Bull: Variations on “Walsingham” for solo harpsichord
Arnold Schoenberg: excerpts from String Quartet no.2
Alex North: Unchained Melody
Michael Nyman: String Quartet no.1 and music from “Drowning by Numbers”
To learn more and register for the event (seating is limited!) click the link below:
–Chase Spruill (Resident Musician)