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澳门六合彩 Music Department Announces Contemporaneous Residency

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澳门六合彩鈥檚 music department will welcome New York City-based ensemble Contemporaneous on Oct. 26鈥29, the first of many visits as part of the group鈥檚 new three-year residency at the University.聽

Currently composed of 23 musicians,聽Contemporaneous聽was founded by students at Bard College. Known for their innovative educational programs, the group performs and promotes the work of living composers through concerts, commissions, and recordings. Their liberal arts background, says Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Chase, helps the musicians relate to 澳门六合彩 students.聽

鈥淭he musicians have a real understanding of what our students encounter every day in their curriculum. They understand that, in the morning, students are scientists. In the afternoon, they might be painting or sculpting,鈥 says Chase. 鈥淪o the musicians really connect with students on that level.鈥

罢丑别听group first visited聽澳门六合彩 in spring 2023, when they worked with students in Chase鈥檚 MUSI 245: Composition class. In addition to working with the musicians one-on-one, students composed a piece for Contemporaneous to play live in a public concert at the end of the semester.聽

鈥淭hey really learned a lot in those three days. You could see that their skill levels, especially among our music majors, just shot up over the course of a weekend,鈥 says Chase. 鈥淪tudents are very excited to have them back and get that sort of聽聽鈥榖ooster shot鈥 of inspiration to keep them going.鈥

During their residency, Contemporaneous will provide numerous opportunities to work with campus and community members, including聽聽playing alongside students in workshops focused on improvisation. In line with the聽Third-Century Plan鈥檚聽emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration within the聽Middle Campus, Chase hopes to incorporate studio art, theater, and dance students into Contemporaneous鈥 work, perhaps creating visual art installations or performance pieces based on the group鈥檚 improvisation.聽

One highlight of the October 2023 visit, says Chase, is an event featuring a performance of famed composer Terry Riley鈥檚 鈥淚n C.鈥 The piece, known as a staple of the 1960s minimalist movement, invites improvisation, and Chase encourages all local musicians to attend and join in the performance.聽

For Chase, the visit from Contemporaneous highlights the value of having visiting teachers and scholars share their knowledge and experience with students 鈥 especially those in the arts.聽

鈥淎ll artists are very individual in the paths that they forge,鈥 says Chase. 鈥淪o to be able to see how a group like Contemporaneous functions, how they work together, how they cooperate, how they communicate with one another and with students 鈥 that's invaluable.鈥

For details of upcoming Contemporaneous appearances on campus, including workshops and performances, visit聽calendar.colgate.edu/musicevents.