Composing the Collection: Sonifying the Lowe Art Museum's Musical Instruments & Art Works in Written Music & Live Performance

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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7:00 PM
Presented By
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Event Type
New Music

Join this free virtual concert of world premieres of music inspired by objects from the Lowe's Musical Instruments and Art Works Collections and the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections. Register here to receive an email with the direct link. 

Guided by distinguished composer Dorothy Hindman (Frost School of Music), whose own music transforms objects into sonic models, each composer on the program selected two museum objects: an instrument and an artwork. Through research, digital recording, spectral analysis, and in consultation with Lowe and Library staff, modern representations of the chosen instrument's sounds were acquired by the composers. Utilizing individualized creative sonic approaches, a new chamber or multimedia work was composed for Duo Sequenza, inspired by the paired objects. 

The finished works, including Dr. Hindman's "Untitled IV," were performed and videotaped at the Lowe Museum by Duo Sequenza in April 2021.

The resultant audio samples, recordings of the new works, and other sonic documentation of the source objects forms the basis of an audio companion to augment Lowe's Guide by Cell

Financial support by for this project was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.   

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Duo Sequenza
Debra Silvert, flute and Paul Bowman, classical guitar
Melissa D'Albora, Dorothy Hindman, Logan Larson, Ryne Siesky, Wesley Thompson, Gregory J. Watson, Rachel Joy Weiss, Catalina von Wrangell

Crystal Cavern, Op. 19                                     Wesley Thompson

Respire                                                             Melissa D’Albora

Untitled IV                                                         Dorothy Hindman (b. 1966)

panopticotiri                                                      Ryne Siesky

Between - Becoming (3 parts)                          Rachel Weiss

with no past, but an infinite present                  Gregory J. Watson (b. 1993)

All Hail the Bufo Frog                                        Logan Larson (b. 1993)

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