Now in its fourth season, Unruly Music has been producing virtuoso performances of postclassical music in Milwaukee since 2006. Spanning a wide variety of genres and styles, the series explores contemporary trends in chamber music, improvisation, and electronic sound. In 2009-2010, Unruly Music presents two festivals of the music of our time as part of the 40th anniversary season at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. The festival format will enable us to schedule additional activities, like pre-concert talks, around the performances—creating a critical mass of new music activity at Vogel Hall.
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm at Vogel Hall.
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
April 15-18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 7:30 pm
Chamber music ensemble C2 returns to Milwaukee for the second phase of their residency with Unruly Music. Lisa Cella (flute) and Franklin Cox (cello) join precision, energy, and intense musicality to create compelling sonic exploration and musical communication. This recital features a kaleidoscopic array of virtuosic solo and duo works.
Friday, April 16, 7:30 pm
Sound and Image
Join us on the cutting edge as Milwaukee artists present new works combining sound and video. The program features Physical Changes, a thunderous and hypnotic collaboration between percussionist Jon Mueller and filmmaker David Dinnell. Julie Murray presents her intensely charged video short YSBRYD (spirit). Brent Coughenour juxtaposes cool ,mathematical, synthesized sound with warm, representational and emotive video imagery in a live laptop performance.
Saturday, April 17, 7:30 pm
I Am Sitting in a Room
ElectroAcoustic Music Center presents a pair of plugged-in classics. Speech gradually transforms into music in a live realization of Alvin Lucier’s “I am sitting in a room”, slowly revealing the sonic fingerprint of Vogel Hall. Paired with a rare guitar ensemble realization of Steve Reich’s pulsing Electric Counterpoint , directed by René Izquierdo and featuring 13 performers from the UWM guitar program.
Special thanks to Cream City Music, Milwaukee, WI, world-class dealer of rare vintage instruments, vintage amplifiers, and high quality American and imported guitars for providing support for tonight’s Unruly Music concert.
Sunday, April 18, 7:30 pm
C2: Made in Milwaukee
The C2 duo closes our Spring Festival with a program featuring new works by UWM graduate students in composition created especially for them-and taking advantage of their precision, power, and authority. An extraordinary opportunity to experience a collaboration between the next generation of concert composers and two of today’s finest musicians.