CMA Concerts at Transformer Station
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CMA Concerts at Transformer Station

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saeko Yamamoto

The Cleveland Museum of Art
syamamoto [at] clevelandart [dot] org
216-707-6898
New fall/winter concert series features global music

CLEVELAND (October 24, 2013) — Cleveland Museum of Art presents an ongoing series of solo concerts featuring composed and improvised music by some of the most remarkable artists of our time at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113).

“We’re excited to extend the museum’s outstanding concert programming beyond the walls of the museum and to expand our role as a dynamic force in the field of international music,” Thomas M. Welsh, Director of City Stages at the Cleveland Museum of Art says. “I can think of no better place to start a series like this than in the Transformer Station.”

This series will complement the rapidly expanding Hingetown neighborhood and add a new artistic resource to the community to engage in the international discussion of the music of our time.

Tickets are $20 ($18 for CMA members) and available online (http://www.clevelandart.org/), at the Cleveland Museum of Art box office (888-CMA-0033) and Transformer Station (216-938-5429). Please be advised seating is very limited.

The series will be announced in three-month increments, starting with the October-December 2013 concerts:

 

Schedule of Upcoming Concerts

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Garth Knox

Viola player Garth Knox performs an evocative mixed program of early, contemporary and traditional music including works by Kurtag, Ligeti, Knox and more. Accompanied by Scott Dixon, the double bassist of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Tickets are $20, $18 to members and available online at the Cleveland Museum of Art box office, and Transformer Station. Please be advised seating is very limited.

This concert series is presented at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-938-5429).

 

Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Maja Ratkje

For her debut Cleveland performance, join us for an evening of voice and electroncis from Norway's most dynamic composer/performer, Maja Ratkje, an artist "who can genuinely be said to be extending the expressive range of the voice through technical and technological means." -The Wire.

Tickets are $20, $18 to members and available online at the Cleveland Museum of Art box office, and Transformer Station. Please be advised seating is very limited.

This concert series is presented at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-938-5429).

 

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Mark Dresser

At the core of Mark Dresser's music is an artistic obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic and musical possibilities of the double bass through the use of unconventional amplification and extended techniques. Cleveland debut.

Tickets are $20, $18 to members and available online at the Cleveland Museum of Art box office, and Transformer Station. Please be advised seating is very limited.

This concert series is presented at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-938-5429).

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Mark Fell

Join us for a night of electronic music by Mark Fell. Known for combining popular music styles, such as electronic and techno, Fell integrates a more academic approach to computer-based composition with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems. Cleveland debut. Tickets are $20, $18 to members and available online at the Cleveland Museum of Art box office, and Transformer Station. Please be advised seating is very limited. This concert series is presented at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-938-5429).

 

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Camille Norment

Multimedia artist Camille Norment's current trajectory of work includes live performance as a mode of exploring the formal and cultural consonances and dissonances in music, freely collapsing any given genre and aesthetic spectrums. A resident of Norway, Norment will perform a mix of glass armonica and electronics for the first time in Cleveland.

Tickets are $20, $18 to members and available online at the Cleveland Museum of Art box office, and Transformer Station. Please be advised seating is very limited.

This concert series is presented at Transformer Station (1460 West 29 Street Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-938-5429)

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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Currently undergoing an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across its campus, the museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts and art education. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported by a broad range of individuals, foundations and businesses in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit www.ClevelandArt.org.