DePaul Music inspired by Allen Ginsburg & Saul Bellow

New Music DePaul
Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:00pm
DePaul Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden Ave.

During the School of Music’s Centennial Year, New Music DePaul will focus almost exclusively on presenting the music of composers associated with DePaul as faculty or alumni. In addition, works by John Cage will also be presented in honor of the centennial of his birth in 1912.

Fall quarter’s New Music DePaul will include American Howl Quartet, George Flynn’s setting of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl for reciter (to be performed by faculty member Marc Embree), clarinet, violin, cello and piano (performed by members of the Anaphora Ensemble). George Flynn is Professor Emeritus at DePaul and the former chair of the Department of Musicianship Studies and Composition.

The concert will also include Night Music II for two pianos by the current chair of that department, Kurt Westerberg. Night Music II, which was partially inspired by Saul Bellow’s novel, Humboldt’s Gift, will be performed by Christopher Jones (DePaul faculty composer) and Ann Yi.

The Art of Noise (2011) by former adjunct faculty Janice Misurell-Mitchell will be performed by flutist Meerenai Shim (DePaul alum) and percussionist Christopher Jones.

John Cage will be represented by a performance of his Aria performed simultaneously with an electronic/video realization of Cage’s Fontana Mix by DePaul faculty member Thomas Miller.

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