Excessive Noise Concert Bridges East and West, 3/28
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015.
WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin
BACKGROUND: Associate Professor Kirsten Cather from the Department of Asian Studies guides a musical exploration of the influences shared between the East and the West in this semester's second Excessive Noise concert at the Fine Arts Library.
The program — “Orient-Occident” — features UT alumnus and staff member Page Stephens, mezzo soprano, singing Benjamin Britten's "Songs from the Chinese" with UT DMA student Chad Ibison, guitar; current DMA student Kay He's "Soliloquy - Wings" after "Jingwei Filling the Sea" will be performed by fellow DMA student Shih-Wen Fan, clarinet; Charlie Chadwell and Nathan Mertens, both current saxophone students, perform a new work by alumnus and staff member Russell Podgorsek; and several exchange students from the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi will showcase Pakistani music both traditional and new.
Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library. Curated by Podgorsek — an alumnus of the Butler School of Music — the series provides students with an opportunity to perform chamber and solo works beyond those required by their degree programs, and for the premier of original works beyond the classroom. While generally in the classical vein, Excessive Noise features work from a variety of traditions and perspectives.
The event is free and open to the public, and special event prepaid parking ($3) for the E. William Doty Fine Arts Building can be purchased at the Parking & Transportation Services website.