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Listen to Clocks in Motion streamed live at 12:30 pm Sunday, April 3, 2016.
Crystal Canon for Four Snare Drums - James Tenney
Mallet Quartet - Steve Reich
by Sergiu Creţu (b. 1947) arranged and edited for cimbalom and piano Valeriu Luţă, arranged for dulcimer and percussion by Matthew Coley
Intermission and setup change
Gravity - Marc Mellits
Quartet for 12 Tom-Toms - John Cage
Drumming Part I - Steve Reich
Hailed as “nothing short of remarkable” (ClevelandClassical.com) and “the most exciting addition to Madison’s classical music scene” (The Isthmus), Clocks in Motion is a percussion quartet that performs new music, builds many of its own instruments, and breaks down the boundaries of the traditional concert program. Formed in 2011, Clocks in Motion is quickly becoming a major artistic force in today’s contemporary music scene. Among its many recent and upcoming engagements, the group served as performers at the Interlochen Arts Academy (MI), The Stone (NY), The Overture Center for the Arts (WI), Casper College (WY), University of Michigan (MI), Baldwin-Wallace University (OH), The University of North Carolina-Pembroke (NC), and The Ewell Concert Series (VA).
With a fearless and uncompromising ear to programming challenging and adventurous contemporary percussion ensemble repertoire, Clocks in Motion consistently performs groundbreaking concerts which involve performance art, theater, and the construction of new instruments. Clocks in Motion’s instrument collection now includes a set of 88 microtonal steel pipes known as the Galvitone, a microtonal marimba known as the Quarimba, and six sets of Sixxen, large metal microtonal keyboard instruments built for Xenakis’ 1979 masterpiece, Pleiades. These instruments serve as a great resource and inspiration to the creation of new music and are useful in the performance of pre-existing works. Featuring world premieres alongside rarely performed classic works, Clocks in Motion strives to create a new canon of percussion repertoire.
Not only known as a virtuosic performing ensemble, Clocks in Motion works passionately to educate young audiences through master classes, residencies, presentations, and school assemblies. The individual members of Clocks in Motion’s unique skill sets and specialties contain an impressive mix of musical styles including, rock, jazz, contemporary classical music, orchestral percussion, marching percussion, and world music styles. Clocks in Motion works regularly with all age groups in accessible hands-on workshops.
Please visit www.clocksinmotionpercussion.com to learn more about our ensemble.
Clocks in Motion is:
The concert will be broadcast live over the Internet in cooperation with Audio for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public; Chazen Museum of Art members may call 608-263-2246 to reserve seating.
Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen is a monthly music concert performed in the museum's Brittingham Gallery III on the first Sunday of every month (except January). Performances begin at 12:30. The gallery seats approximately 100 people; admission is free and first-come, first-served. Please note that Gallery III and the adjacent Gallery II are closed on Sunday before the performances for setup and rehearsal.
The eleven concerts will be live on the Internet. During the concert intermissions, the Chazen director will engage a visiting artist or curator in a conversation about an art display in the museum. These conversations, however, will only be accessible on the Internet.