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November 4 2012, 03:00pm
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Wild up: Chamber Music

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Wild up: Chamber Music

Throughout the residency, wild Up musicians will have the opportunity to explore their individual interests through a chamber music series. This week we host wild Up member Derek Stein and his program Changing Colors in a Field of Sound.

Changing Colors in a Field of Sound is a duo concert conceived by Derek Stein (cello) and Michael Jon Fink (piano/guitar). The concert will explore the expressive extremes that can be achieved through performance. The first half will include duo and solo works by Webern, Feldman, Fink, Penderecki, and Pärt. The second half will be devoted to music composed by the performers for the unique combination of amplified cello and electric guitar.

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

wild Up is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. By mixing traditional classical works, challenging new compositions and indie music, their insightful programming looks to change the experience of the classical concert and reconceptualize the role of an orchestra in its community. Throughout a performance wild Up creates an active experience for the audience by sharing the contextual and inspirational impetus for their program. The ensemble practices a philosophy of radical-inclusionism: audience members are invited to experience concerts the way that they see fit, and absolutely no music is off limits.

When visiting the museum from July through December visitors will encounter vibrant performances, projects, and interactive installations. Stop by to find out what’s possible when an orchestra takes on a museum.

 

ABOUT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Part of the curatorial department, the Public Engagement program collaborates with artists to develop and present works that create an exchange with the institution and with visitors. Enacted both inside and outside the galleries, Public Engagement projects range from re-envisioned security guard uniforms to library and orchestra residencies.

wild Up at the Hammer received generous support from Karen Kohl. The Hammer Museum's Public Engagement Program is supported through a major grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Shifting Foundation.

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