Sunday, May 7, 2017: 11 AM

C4NM @ Asian Art Museum: Music for the Afterlife

Tickets: Free with museum admission
Tickets available at the door only

Asian Art Museum of SF Presents:
In Partnership with the Center for New Music:
And as part of the special exhibition Tomb Treasures

Music For the Afterlife

Pet the Tiger Instrument Inventors Collective
& Gamelan Encinal
Featuring the Cornelius Cardew Choir

Performing new compositions on replica Han Dynasty Bianzhong bronze bells
& Invented Instruments.

May 7, 2017
Performance at 11am
In the North Courtyard
FREE with museum admission

Also performing:
In the Osher Gallery @ 10:30 am:
108: A Mala for Pauline in honor of the late composer Pauline Oliveros

In the Buddhist Sculpture Gallery, 3rd floor @ 12:45 pm:
6 Hums 6 Times in honor of those who died in the Ghost Ship fire

For this performance Featuring the Cornelius Cardew Choir, Pet the Tiger and Gamelan Encinal perform works for choir and Bianzhong (replica Han dynasty bronze bells), exploring themes of impermanence, death and afterlife. The Performance includes Tuning Meditation by the late Pauline Oliveros and a work in honor of her passing late last year will also be performed at 10:15 in the Osher Gallery, in front of the Han Dynasty Bianzhong bells. Impermanence by Nancy Beckman features the performance of a list of 108 impermanent things performed by Dean Santomieri.

Guests of all ages are invited to join the orchestra by building their own boba straw pan pipe in the Education Studios.

10am-2pm, FREE

The Cornelius Cardew Choir is a SF Bay Area-based vocal performance ensemble. Situated at the intersection of community & experimental music, these professional, amateur, & novice singers work collectively to turn ideas into sonic action. We recognize our music-making as enacting healthy political economy, with respect for individual contributions and high regard for the community as a whole.

Pet the Tiger is an SF Bay Area inventors collective led by David Samas that plays in a wide variety of idioms exploring new timbral dimensions through extended techniques, new instruments and microtonality.

Gamelan Encinal is an American aluminum gamelan ensemble founded by Stephen Parris in 2015. Their focus is on the performance of new works for their unique set of instruments, and the performance of past works for just tuned American gamelan.

 

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