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 events included modern Mexican composers’ works in conjunction with the exhibition Mexico Inside Out; John Cage’s Living Room Music and other “modern classics” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Modern’s current home; Music from Freud’s London in conjunction with Lucien Freud’s portraits; Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together as a counterpoint to the Glenn Ligon retrospective; California modernist composers in celebration of Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series; Terry Riley’s In C together with the Martin Puryear exhibition; music of Morton Feldman in parallel with the Declaring Space exhibition; and Andrew May’s Recyclers (a spatialized sound and performance “installation” in the main foyer). In 2011, McNutt also organized a John Cage event in conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art exhibition Silence and Time. McNutt is director of 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.