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Doctoral Recital: Carolyn O'Brien, composer

  • Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall 70 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL, 60208 United States (map)

The concert will feature pieces for traditional chamber ensembles, such as a violin solo or string quartet, and will slowly transform towards performers and instrumentations not usually seen on the art music stage. The more unusual acts include a piece for a rare antique 37-key Michelsonne toy piano, music boxes, a sound sculpture (gong tree, by Michael O'Brien) and multiple sizes of flutes, a three-movement work for a dancer which starts on sand and moves to raucous hoofing in the tap dancing tradition, an electric bass guitar solo, and finally a piece for an entire flock of chirping bird whistles invented by mechanical engineer, Adam Stager.