Monday, October 31, 2011

Musiqa's free Loft Concert Nov 17 at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston

Photo: Donald Moffett, Lot 060707 (O-Black), 2007.
Acrylic on linen with rayon and aluminum zipper
35 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches
Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

November 17, 2011
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,
5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
Musiqa presents: The Extravagant Vein

FREE admission!

In conjunction with artist Donald Moffett’s current show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston “The Extravagant Vein,” Musiqa presents a program that includes several politically charged works, including composer Cornelius Cardew’s “The Workers Song” for solo violin and Frederic Rzewski’s “No More War” a round for any number of voices.

Composer John Fitz Rogers’ “The Evidence” for monologist and prerecorded sounds utilizes text taken from the now infamous 1950 “red scare” hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives. Compositions by Pierre Max DuBois, Christian Lauba and Ryo Noda for solo saxophone and violin and saxophone round out the provocative program.

We'd love to see you there.

“The Extravagant Vein” performers:

Dan Gelok, alto saxophone
Yung-Hsiang Wang, violin
Rob Smith, demagogue
The Musiqa Artistic Board: Karim Al-Zand, Anthony Brandt, Pierre Jalbert, Marcus Maroney & Rob Smith with University of Houston and Rice University Student Composers.

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