I/O Ensemble: Sequential

3:00 pm Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Venue: The Clark Art Institute

225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267



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The Williams College Department of Music's I/O Fest 2019 presents Axxea String Quartet, Williams Percussion Ensemble, and I/O Ensemble for a free, one-hour concert of immersive music in the Clark's Michael Conforti Pavilion. Featuring Tristan Perich's Sequential for string quartet and percussion with gated amplification, this program places audiences deep inside an enveloping sound world in which listening is a form of active exploration. Perich, whose music has been described by The Wire magazine as "an austere meeting of electronic and organic," creates work inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code. His work coupling 1-bit electronics with traditional forms in both music and visual art have been presented around the world, including in MOMA's 2013 exhibition of his Microtonal Wall for 1,500 individual 1-bit speakers. Sequential invites the listener to burrow deep into the nature of sound and to hear a richly textured aural landscape from within. The program also features performers positioned spatially throughout the pavilion, allowing each listener a unique experience of a sound's weight, color, speed, and texture. Presented by I/O Fest and the Williams College Department of Music.

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