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BRIDGE CONCERT

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October 3rd at 1900 Building

A previous performance of BRIDGE at Kansas City Art Institute

Featuring singing bowl ensemble of students under the direction of Steve Donofrio

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meet the Myth-Science Ensemble

Dwight Frizzell

Frizzell’s teachers included Sun Ra, clarinetist Raymond Luedeke and video artist Douglas Davis. He is Professor of Sound and Converging Media at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Thomas Aber

Aber studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.

Our Recent Work

Bridge: Missouri River bridge as an instrument

The singing bridge at Highway 291, northeast of Independence, is a magnificent traffic-activated instrument. Its voice can be appreciated by nestling an ear on its metal understructure or attaching a contact microphone, as done here.

BRIDGE is offered as a meditation on crossing boundaries of all kinds.

BRIDGE = TRANS = ACROSS

HELIOPHONIE: Cell 11

“We are children of the sun–each and everyone.” — Sun Ra

Heliophonie (Sun Sound) places us inside the sun’s harmonic tones that ring every 4 minutes 48 seconds (heard on the solar gong). Overtones pulse in quadra-pole rotation (realized by the instrumentalists mixed in surround). Solar storms moving vigorously through the sun’s convection-zone are sonified by a series of “braided” instrumental duets.