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Nasher Sculpture Center presents "Sculpting Sound: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia"

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The Nasher Sculpture Center presents "Sculpting Sound: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia," a series of six historic concerts, bringing together 12 master musicians to explore the expressive range of Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures, in complement to the exhibition Harry Bertoia: "Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life."

Bertoia created hundreds of sounding sculptures, comprised of metal rods in various metals anchored to bases, as well as gongs and “singing bars," that could be touched, struck, and strummed to create a range of tonal sounds. Bertoia recorded eleven albums using this work, and although nearly unknown to the public at large, these records proved deeply influential in the world of leading-edge music and sound design and garnered a growing list of admirers among some of the most celebrated musicians in the world.

Extending and enriching this musical legacy, "Sculpting Sound," conceived and curated by poet and record producer David Breskin, will pair 12 musicians over six nights, each night dedicated to a particular instrument that will be played with the Bertoia sounding sculptures.

Exploring new realms of the Sonambient, the term that Bertoia coined to express the physical sensation of being immersed in the vibrations of the sounding sculptures, the concert series will include electric guitarists Nels Cline & Ben Monder, trumpeters Ambrose Akinmusire & Nate Wooley, saxophonists Ingrid Laubrock & JD Allen, Brandon Seabrook & Jen Shyu on acoustic strings, drummers Marcus Gilmore & Dan Weiss, and pianists Kris Davis & Craig Taborn.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents "Sculpting Sound: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia," a series of six historic concerts, bringing together 12 master musicians to explore the expressive range of Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures, in complement to the exhibition Harry Bertoia: "Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life."

Bertoia created hundreds of sounding sculptures, comprised of metal rods in various metals anchored to bases, as well as gongs and “singing bars," that could be touched, struck, and strummed to create a range of tonal sounds. Bertoia recorded eleven albums using this work, and although nearly unknown to the public at large, these records proved deeply influential in the world of leading-edge music and sound design and garnered a growing list of admirers among some of the most celebrated musicians in the world.

Extending and enriching this musical legacy, "Sculpting Sound," conceived and curated by poet and record producer David Breskin, will pair 12 musicians over six nights, each night dedicated to a particular instrument that will be played with the Bertoia sounding sculptures.

Exploring new realms of the Sonambient, the term that Bertoia coined to express the physical sensation of being immersed in the vibrations of the sounding sculptures, the concert series will include electric guitarists Nels Cline & Ben Monder, trumpeters Ambrose Akinmusire & Nate Wooley, saxophonists Ingrid Laubrock & JD Allen, Brandon Seabrook & Jen Shyu on acoustic strings, drummers Marcus Gilmore & Dan Weiss, and pianists Kris Davis & Craig Taborn.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents "Sculpting Sound: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia," a series of six historic concerts, bringing together 12 master musicians to explore the expressive range of Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures, in complement to the exhibition Harry Bertoia: "Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life."

Bertoia created hundreds of sounding sculptures, comprised of metal rods in various metals anchored to bases, as well as gongs and “singing bars," that could be touched, struck, and strummed to create a range of tonal sounds. Bertoia recorded eleven albums using this work, and although nearly unknown to the public at large, these records proved deeply influential in the world of leading-edge music and sound design and garnered a growing list of admirers among some of the most celebrated musicians in the world.

Extending and enriching this musical legacy, "Sculpting Sound," conceived and curated by poet and record producer David Breskin, will pair 12 musicians over six nights, each night dedicated to a particular instrument that will be played with the Bertoia sounding sculptures.

Exploring new realms of the Sonambient, the term that Bertoia coined to express the physical sensation of being immersed in the vibrations of the sounding sculptures, the concert series will include electric guitarists Nels Cline & Ben Monder, trumpeters Ambrose Akinmusire & Nate Wooley, saxophonists Ingrid Laubrock & JD Allen, Brandon Seabrook & Jen Shyu on acoustic strings, drummers Marcus Gilmore & Dan Weiss, and pianists Kris Davis & Craig Taborn.

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Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
https://18637a.blackbaudhosting.com/18637a/SCULPTING-SOUND-Twelve-Musicians-Encounter-Bertoia

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$30 per concert
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