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Julie Moos

Monsanto
September 22 – November 03, 2002

 
 
Sun, Sep 22, 20024:00 pm

Opening Reception


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Fri, Oct 4, 20028:00 pm

Concert

Ensemble Noamnesia, with Paulo Alvares (piano) and Vincent Royer (viola)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Ensemble Noamnesia and guest musicians Paulo Alvares, piano (Brazil/ Germany) and Vincent Royer, viola (France). Music by John Cage ("Concert for Piano and Orchestra"), Morton Feldman ("The viola in my life"), Franco Donatoni ("Lem, two pieces for contrabass solo"), Gene Coleman ("Klavierraum" for piano and 9 instruments), Giacinto Scelsi ("Manto" for viola solo) and piano music by Earl Brown.
 
Tue, Oct 22, 20028:00 pm

Concert

Franz Hautzinger (trumpet)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Based on Hautzinger's solo trumpet recording Gomberg (GROB 211), the notion of musical range is relative. His astonishing range involves few if any notes played in the traditional manner. Over the past three years, this Vienna-based trumpeter has focused exclusively on the instrument's breathy textures, from the feathery to the giddy to the downright gutteral. Hautzinger's style is heavily loaded with noise and sabotages the typical reaction patterns and clich?s of free music. Hautzinger growls, broods, mumbles and murmurs until a melody appears on the horizon.
 
Wed, Oct 23, 20024:30 pm

Lecture

A False Hypothesis? What If It's True?
Wes Jackson

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Wes Jackson is the founder and President of The Land Institute, a non-profit research center in Salina, Kansas, devoted to the study of sustainable agriculture. Jackson is a recent Pew Scholar, MacArthur Fellow and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award. His books include Man and the Environment, New Roots for Agriculture, Meeting the Expectations of the Land (edited with Wendell Berry and Bruce Colman), Altars of Unhewn Stone, and Becoming Native to This Place.

Jackson's lecture is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, The Renaissance Society and The College of The University of Chicago as part of its lecture series "Problems".
 

   
   
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