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Ruckus - Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Department of Music presents 3 x 3, New Music from the United States and Greece, featuring Ruckus, the new music ensemble in residence at UMBC, premiering works composed by members of Spiza, a contemporary music collective from Athens, Greece.

Presented by the Department of Music's TNT Series.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

What happens when composers listen to the world around them as a piece of music? 3x3: New Music from Greece and the United States explores this question. With the help of technology, composers bring the sound of an erupting volcano, the sound of a pen scratching on paper, the sounds of a city into the concert hall to interact with performers of traditional instruments, often in untraditional ways. The performers of UMBC’s faculty ensemble RUCKUS bring this music to life with their extraordinary expertise in interpreting new work.

We also explore an untraditional format for this concert, as we request that the audience save their applause for the end of the concert rather than after each individual composition. Soundscape interludes created by students from UMBC will play between pieces, adding additional sonic sources of contemplation.