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Concert and Maps Series Combine Forces, 3/22

March 18, 2014 - 2:28pm

EVENT: You Are Here/Excessive Noise Concert: "Imaginary Landscapes.” A concert featuring works by university composers and performers, and the maps that inspired them.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

WHERE: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin

BACKGROUND: The spring edition of the Excessive Noise concert at the Fine Arts Library, “Imaginary Landscapes” features a collaboration with the “You Are Here” maps series, presenting musical works with intimate ties to place, journey and representations of locality in conjunction with a variety of maps from the university’s maps collections.

The program features a number of recent works including a set of commissioned cello duos inspired by maps of Chicago, Illinois for recent graduate, Dr. Frank Jenkins.

Excessive Noise is an occasional concert series hosted by the Fine Arts Library.  Organized by Russell Podgorsek — a doctoral student of composition in the Butler School of Music and part-time employee of the Fine Arts Library — 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 $3 parking permits are available for attendees.

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