Performance: SoundSeen - ensemBle baBel

Apr 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Performance: SoundSeen - ensemBle baBel photo

The Hanes Gallery of Wake Forest University, SECCA (the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art), and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro are very pleased to announce a schedule of performances in conjunction with the exhibition SoundSeen: Cage/Braxton/Marclay.

SoundSeen presents the musical compositions of three artists - John Cage, Anthony Braxton, and Christian Marclay - in which drawings, diagrams and images take the place of standard musical notation. These visually engaging “graphic” scores convey ideas and guidance for performing and experiencing the music of the artists, whose works exemplify a fluid, trans-aesthetic approach to art, beyond the boundaries of single medium or sensory channel. 

ensemBle baBel will perform the American premier of Christian Marclay’s new composition To Be Continued, along with Graffiti Composition, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Workshop: 'Screen Play' 
April 10, 5-7:30pm, Greensboro Project Space
Community members and students are invited to attend a workshop on video score ‘Screen Play’ by Christian Marclay andensemBle baBel at the Greensboro Project Space (GPS).

Performance: ensemBle baBel
April 11, 6:30pm, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
ensemBle baBel will perform the American premier of Christian Marclay’s new composition To Be Continued, along withGraffiti Composition, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. UNCG students (from both the Art and Music Schools) as well as community musicians will participate during the concert. Doors open at 6pm.

2011 Venice Biennale Gold Lion winner Christian Marclay is well known for work across diverse media that explores connections between the visual and the audible and the way these distinct sensibilities enrich and challenge each other. As an integral part of his work, Marclay also directs and participates in musical performances. Within its diversity, Marclay's work consistently demonstrates his interest with “seeing” sound and “hearing” images in a world where nearly everything is a potential “score” for musical interpretation.

Related SoundSeen Programs:

Gallery Talk + Performance: ensemBle baBel
April 12, 5:30 + 7pm, SEECA
Christian Marclay will present a gallery discussion of his work at SECCA. 7pm: ensemBle baBel will perform Christian Marclay’s new composition To Be Continued, along with other works, in SECCA’s McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium.

With generous and invaluable support from: For John Cage: Wake Forest University Department of Music. For Anthony Braxton/Tri-Centric Foundation: Wake Forest University-IPLACe. For Christian Marclay / ensemBle baBel: Pro Helvetia; Jane and Richard Levy; University of North Carolina Greensboro; Ville de Lausanne; Canton de Vaud; Wake Forest University Office

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