The Department of Music presents the eleventh annual Livewire new music festival, featuring faculty artists as well as leading guest composers and performers, this year entitled Livewire 11: Rewired.
After a year of isolation, we celebrate our return to togetherness with an exploration of the unique power of music as an art of physical and material presence. Over an intensive three days, October 21, 22, and 23, Livewire presents renowned contemporary ensembles Yarn/Wire and Cantata Profana, hosts eminent guest composers Robert Morris and Victoria Cheah, and presents outstanding faculty and student musicians in a series of concerts.
Schedule of events (click on individual listings for complete details):
- Thursday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. — Ruckus new music ensemble performs works by Robert Morris, Jo Kondo, Robert Carl, Amy Williams, Olly Wilson, and Viet Cuong.
- Friday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. — A performance of works curated by UMBC student composers.
- Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23 — Raaz, an immersive installation by UMBC music faculty Linda Dusman and Alan Wonneberger, with Information Systems faculty Foad Hamidi, and Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility director Tagide deCarvalho.
- Friday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. — Cantata Profana performs works by Claude Vivier, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi.
- Saturday, October 23, 3:30 p.m. — Ruckus and friends perform Robert Morris’s Arboretum at the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park.
- Saturday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. — The piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire presents a mind-bending program of works by Klaus Lang and Misato Mochizuki.