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Kent State University School of Music
1325 Theatre Drive, Center for the Performing Arts, Kent, Ohio 44242
Vanguard Guest Artists Series | Brianna Matzke
Saturday, Feb. 16
6:30 PM Artist Talk | 7:30 PM Concert
Ludwig Recital Hall, Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive, Kent OH
Described as having “a sense of refinement, flair, and technical prowess,” pianist Brianna Matzke
brings the refreshing and thought-provoking “Response Project” to Kent State University
. The «Response Project” is a commissioning initiative that asks composers to write a piece of music in response to a pre-existing work or idea. In the latest project, titled “Something is Happening Here,” composers of diverse cultural backgrounds responded to Bob Dylan
's seminal 1965 album “Highway 61 Revisited”—a timeless and relatable meditation on fear, uncertainty, and social division in America.
-This Train, Blue Shine (2018) by Aurie Hsu
Response to “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry”
-HWY61RVSTD (2018) by Rob Deemer
Response to “Highway 61 Revisited”
-Izaya (2018) by Marc Mellits
Response to “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”
-From Desolation Row (2018) by Sara Corry
Response to “Desolation Row”
Previous “Response Projects” include “The Stockhausen Response Project” (2015-16) and “ON BEHALF: new works for violin + piano.” The first project asked five composers to responded to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s historic electroacoustic piece “Mikrophonie” while the second asked seven composers to respond to the phrase “on behalf.” Learn more about past projects and “Something is Happening Here” at https://theresponseproject.org/
Learn more about Brianna Matzke at https://briannamatzke.com.
FREE and open to the public.
There will be an Artist Talk at 6:30 PM in Ludwig Recital Hall.
*Photo courtesy of Phuong-Thao Hoang*
Can't attend in person? Catch the live webcast on our Live Streaming Channel at kent.edu/music/live-streaming