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Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

In Plain Air
International Contemporary Ensemble

Photo credit: carrie schneider

This artist collective was founded in 2001 to explore how new music intersects with communities across the world.

The group’s UMS debut features mechanical instruments that have had a place in music history: organ (in this case, Hill Auditorium’s Frieze Memorial Organ), harmonium, harpsichord, music boxes, carillons, and electronic instruments. In Plain Air is a composition in four movements for organ, ensemble, electronics, and customized instruments designed to bring the sonic properties of a large organ into a contemporary concert context, with members providing sonic liaisons to the organ and its rich color combinations. The work also abstracts and layers a historical lineage of mechanical instruments inspired by the organ and its role in communal music-making. The result? A journey through a diverse landscape of timbres, instrumental scales, and sonic spaces both public and private.

Original support for In Plain Air was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Helmut F. and Candis J. Stern Endowment Fund

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium
In Plain Air
International Contemporary Ensemble

PERFORMANCE DAY:

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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2/21/19 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

In Plain Air
International Contemporary Ensemble

Buy Tickets
DETAILS

This artist collective was founded in 2001 to explore how new music intersects with communities across the world.

The group’s UMS debut features mechanical instruments that have had a place in music history: organ (in this case, Hill Auditorium’s Frieze Memorial Organ), harmonium, harpsichord, music boxes, carillons, and electronic instruments. In Plain Air is a composition in four movements for organ, ensemble, electronics, and customized instruments designed to bring the sonic properties of a large organ into a contemporary concert context, with members providing sonic liaisons to the organ and its rich color combinations. The work also abstracts and layers a historical lineage of mechanical instruments inspired by the organ and its role in communal music-making. The result? A journey through a diverse landscape of timbres, instrumental scales, and sonic spaces both public and private.

Original support for In Plain Air was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Artist Website

https://www.iceorg.org/
BUY TICKETS

Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30 PM, Hill Auditorium
In Plain Air
International Contemporary Ensemble

PERFORMANCE DAY:

February 2019
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Helmut F. and Candis J. Stern Endowment Fund

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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