New Music Greensboro presents Christian Marclay and ensemBle baBel
UNCG students, Greensboro musicians, and the general public have the extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with rock star of the art world, Christian Marclay! Marclay and ensemBle baBel of Switzerland will engage in a series of workshops. Workshop participants will investigate the video score Screen Play, and perform Marclay’s Graffiti Composition with the artist and ensemBle baBel on April 11 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Also on the program is the North American premiere of To Be Continued, written for baBel, which is led by Greensboro’s own Laurent Estoppey. To sign up for the workshop, see contacts below. Presented in collaboration with the UNCG Society of Composers Student Chapter and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Recipient of the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale for his film The Clock, Christian Marclay is one of the leading figures in today’s art world. He is also known as a composer, and as one of the pioneers of turntablism in the 1970’s He has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Barbican, London (2005), Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (2004), Tate Modern, London (2004), The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2002), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002), Whitney Art Museum, New York (1997).
Marclay will be featured in an exhibit of graphic scores at the Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University and at Winston-Salem’s SECCA Gallery. http://hanesgallery.wfu.edu/portfolio-item/soundseen-cage-braxton-marclay/ http://secca.org
The myth of Babel suggests a multiplicity of origins, languages and styles. Founded in Lausanne, Switzerland, ensemBle baBel presents multi-faceted ways of appropriating early, classical, and contemporary music through innovative approaches, improvisation, remix, and collaboration with scientists, artists, art galleries and museums.
Workshop and Concert Schedule
Friday, March 24 9-12 Laurent Estoppey in Lee Walton’s class (Graffiti Composition)
(Gatewood Studio Arts Building, 527 Highland Avenue)
Friday, April 7 4:00-5:00 Laurent with SCI and musicians (Graffiti Composition) (UNCG Music Building, 100 McIver St., Room 221)
Monday April 10, Greensboro Project Space (219 W. Lewis St.) 5:00-6:30 Screen Play
6:30-7:30 Graffiti Composition (those performing on 4/11 MUST be there at 6:30)
Tuesday, April 11, Weatherspoon Art Museum (500 Tate St.) 5:00 Convene
6:30 Marclay talk (to be confirmed) 6:45 Graffiti Composition and To Be Continued performance 8:00 end of show
For questions, contact: Mark Engebretson, music composition (Engebretson@uncg.edu)
from Christian Marclay’s graphic score, To Be Continued (2016).