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Zeitgeist Early Music Festival: Frederic Rzewski

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

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One event on November 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Zeitgeist’s 10th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Frederic Rzewski. From the 1960s to today, Rzewski has influenced American music profoundly through his work with minimalism, improvisation, text notation, and politically charged music.

Zeitgeist frequently collaborated with Rzewski in the 1980s and he composed four new works for the ensemble, which were recorded for Zeitgeist’s album A Decade. Performances at Zeitgeist’s Early Music Festival will include works composed for Zeitgeist, other chamber works, and guest artist Allen Otte performing The Fall of the Empire for speaking percussionist, which was written for Otte in 2007.

Guest improvisors on Plan for Spacecraft include: Ivan Cunningham, Dameun Strange (ACF’s Director of Community & Engagement), Douglas Ewart, Alyssa Anderson, Daisy Swimmer, Isaac Mayhew, George Cartwright, Alex Hecker

Date & Time: Friday & Saturday, November 19 & 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM CT

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