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Past Event Sound Series: A Night of Deep Listening, featuring Joe McPhee, Claire Chase, and Peter Evans

A man wearing a hat plays a horned instrument into a microphone on a stage.

Organized in collaboration with Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, this evening program is a musical synthesis of the exhibition-within-the-International-exhibition Dusty Groove II: Space Is a Diamond. Working in collaboration, John Corbett, Jim Dempsey, and artist Josiah McElheny have presented a gallery of artifacts anchored by sculptural portraits of four maverick musicians of the twentieth century: John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Harry Partch, and Sun Ra, plus an homage to the “cosmic explorations” of the twenty-first century musical visionary, Joe McPhee. The performance brings together Joe McPhee himself, with Claire Chase, and Peter Evans, three giants of contemporary of music, in turn inspired by these four historical figures, and a revival of composer Lucia Dlugoszewski’s “Space is a Diamond”, performed for the first time in over 40 years.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Co-presented with Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.