November 9, 2011: Music celebrating the art of Richard Diebenkorn at the Modern

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Sounds Modern celebrates the independent spirit of Richard Diebenkorn’s paintings and the unique artistic landscape in which he worked with music from composers similarly influenced by the Southern California climate. The West coast nurtured musical experimentalism and modernist aesthetics that share a buoyancy of light and sound. Each of the composers on this concert was formed or transformed by the years they spent in Southern California, and their interaction with the community of musicians in the region. Works by Harvey Sollberger, Lucky Mosko, Michael Pisaro, Andrew May, Francois Rose, Juan Campoverde, Linda Kernohan, Allison Johnson, Derek Keller, Richard Carrick, Eric Simonson, Erik Ulman, and Josh Levine will be performed by the Calliope Duo (flutist Elizabeth McNutt and pianist Shannon Wettstein) joined by guest violinist Andrew May. Admission is free and open to the public (museum admission is separate).