Strange Beautiful Music 12

Strange Beautiful Music 12
September 3, 2019 paperlesslion

New Music Detroit‘s annual contemporary music marathon brings three days of all sounds experimental, modern classical, contemporary, electro-acoustic, and beyond! Strange Beautiful Music 12 performances are Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at Trinosophes, the Detroit Institute of Arts and in The Cube at The Max.

Strange Beautiful Music’s 12th year features a host of guest composers, a Mexican Portrait Program amid the Diego Rivera murals, and many cultural surprises.

  • DAY 1: Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • DAY 2: Mexican Portrait Program~ Detroit Institute of Arts, 5700 Woodward, 7-10 p.m.
  • DAY 3: Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Peter D. and Julie F. Jennings Cube), 3711 Woodward, 5-11 p.m.

Performances from:

  • New Music Detroit
  • Michael Malis “Dualisms”
  • Leafar Village (Rafael Statin, Sterling Toles, Alex White)
  • James Cornish Light Opera
  • Viands
  • Zac Bru (Nancarrow on modulars)
  • Sonya Belaya
  • Nick Zoulek
  • ÆPEX Contemporary Performance
  • Matthew Duvall (percussionist of Eighth Blackbird)
  • University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble

Guest Composers:

  • Alexandra Gardner
  • Jorge Sosa
  • Michael Malis
  • David Biedenbender
  • Matthew Burtner

Organizers give special thanks to presenting partners the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts. They also thank their friends: Detroit-Berlin Connection, Trinosophes, and Detroit Bureau of Sound.

The image above depicts two of the extraordinary artists affiliated with ÆPEX Contemporary Performance.