Performances

The Necks and Arnold Dreyblatt

FRI, Mar 25, 2016
8 pm

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

The Necks, a celebrated Australian music trio composed of Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums) and Lloyd Swanton (bass), mark their thirtieth year with a rare U.S. tour. This evening performance will feature the American maverick composer Arnold Dreyblatt playing a solo set, highlighting The Necks's strong connection to American minimalism and avant-garde composition.

Legendary American composer and media artist Arnold Dreyblatt’s ecstatic live performances emerge from the artist’s decades-long practice of building and preparing his own instruments, and exploring the incidental harmonic discoveries made when they are played. A student of first-generation minimalists Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier, Dreyblatt invented his own tuning system early in his career.  He enacts this method in his work as a solo artist, often percussively playing an upright bass, and with his ensemble, the Orchestra of Excited Strings.

Tickets are required, and include the cost of admission to the galleries ($22 adults; $18 students, seniors; free for members). Please note: This event has reached ticketing capacity. A limited number of standby tickets may be available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line will open one hour prior to the program's start time.