Atomic Clock Music Events
Born in 1935, American composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic In C in 1964. Any number of players perform a series of 53 musical fragments--repeating, looping, pausing, listening, and shifting registers at will to create a shifting, hypnotic musical tapestry.
The players interact, listening to each other and finding inspiration for the way they will play in their own imaginations and the behaviors of the musicians around them. A constant pulse of high C's keeps the ensemble together.
In this unique performance, the audience shares in the interaction: musicians are distributed throughout the BMoCA galleries, and listeners are encouraged to explore this world of sound by walking through it, experiencing the different personalities and interactions--perhaps even inspiring them! A computer-controlled audio system distributes the electronic pulse, and mixes sound between the galleries.
Thursday, December 9, 2004, 8 pm
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
$12 general admission, $10 students/seniors, $8 BMoCA members
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