Austin New Music Co-op Presents: NMC10
Friday March 23rd 8pm &
Austin New Music Co-op will reprise selected commissions and classic repertoire from Morton Feldman, Arnold Dreyblatt, Alvin Lucier, Earle Brown, Cornelius Cardew, and several co-op composers. Catered reception to follow Saturday's performance.
A decade ago this month, New Music Co-op was preparing for its first large scale concert. The loose collection of musicians brought together by a love of invention and experimentation didn't know they were on their way to becoming a thriving home for new music in central Texas. Since then, NMC has given the first ever North American performance of one of the most massive and rarely performed works of the past 100 years, recreated extinct noise instruments from the turn of the century, collaborated twice with 100-foot microtonal 'long string instrument' inventor Ellen Fullman, built primitive electronic instruments to create a sonic profile of a room in total darkness, presented an entire concert with only rocks and stones, and commissioned a long form work from Arnold Dreyblatt, one of the most important minimalist composers of our time. And that's just scratching the surface.
About The Program
We're marking this milestone with a fantastic program carefully chosen from our past work. In addition to the music listed below, we'll be celebrating with a catered reception following the Saturday evening concert.
We'll also have an exhibit with video, slides, and posters from past concerts as well as co-op built instruments such as the "intonarumori."