Friday, October 11, 2013

The University of Iowa Center for New Music will present a performance by guest composer Michael Harrison titled “Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Riverside Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Harrison has been called “an American Maverick” by Philip Glass. Through his expertise in “just intonation” tunings, Indian ragas, and rhythmic cycles, he has created “a new harmonic world…of vibrant sound” (The New York Times). With a personal style that transcends the ages, his music is both forward looking and deeply rooted in different forms of traditional music. This unique perspective, alongside a simple and elegant gift for melody, makes him a composer that can reach audiences of many kinds.

Time Loops CD, with cellist Maya Beiser, was selected by National Public Radio in the Top 10 classical albums of 2012. The feature work, Just Ancient Loops, a collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison, was premiered by Beiser at the Bang on a Can Marathon and Sundance Film Festival, and screened at film festivals throughout the world. Revelation, Harrison’s first recording for Cantaloupe Music, was chosen by The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Time Out New York as one of the “Best Classical Recordings of the Year,” and received awards from the Classical Recording Foundation and IBLA Foundation.

The Center for New Music (CNM), a performance organization devoted to the late 20th and early 21st century repertoire, is the focus of contemporary composition and performance at the University of Iowa. The CNM, like the internationally renowned Writers’ Workshop, embodies the institution's commitment to the vital role of the creative arts at the frontiers of human experience.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this concert, contact the School of Music in advance at 319-335-1603.

For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.