The Sounds Modern series at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was conceived by virtuoso flutist Elizabeth McNutt as an invitation for modern art lovers to enjoy the best innovative modern music. Sounds Modern explores the sonic dimensions of the ideas represented in the galleries, bringing the artwork to life in the concert hall. Recent performances included music of Morton Feldman (in parallel with the Declaring Space exhibition), Terry Riley (with the Martin Puryear exhibition), California modernist composers (Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series exhibition), and Andrew May’s Recyclers (a spatialized sound and performance “installation” in the main foyer). Last summer, McNutt also organized a John Cage event in conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art exhibition Silence. McNutt is director of the new music organization Atomic Clock Music Events; she also directs the Nova new music ensemble at the University of North Texas, where she teaches in the flute and composition areas.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. You can reach the museum by phone at 817.738.9215 or 1.866.824.5566. Click here for a map and directions.