C:N continues its second season with (UN)SEEN, a concert in the dark, a performance that will challenge the listener's experience by turning OFF the lights... How is live music heard differently without visual cues? What role does sight really play in our perception of live music? Inspired by the science of hearing, psychoacoustics and neurology, C:N will explore these questions with neuroscientist Chris Brubaker PhD, in an experimental performance that seeks to expand our understanding of music and the workings of the ear and mind. Part performance, part science experiment, (UN)SEEN is guided listening experience that will turn live music inside out.
Works will include:
HANDEL/HALVORSEN Passacaglia featuring Mauricio Aguiar + Anna Reider
Founded in 2007 and entering its second season, concert:nova represents a new dynamic force in Cincinnati's musical experience, and is pleased to announce our new project space, the CONCERT:NOVA Garden, sponsored by Urban Sites. Comprised of a diverse core ensemble featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra musicians, concert:nova seeks to expand the traditional concert experience and provide a unique artistic understanding by building creative and expressive collaborations through the integration of dance, theatre and visual media into each adventurous project, presented in exciting and non-traditional venues. By performing renegade works in renegade spaces, the group is dedicated to producing content that is provocative, compelling and relevant to Cincinnati audiences in today's world.
April 2009 Demystifying Arnold Schoenberg. An intimate portrait of the man, musician and philosopher. Chamber Symphony No 1, selections from the Book of the Hanging Gardens, Pierrot Lunaire, Serenade Op. 24 and Cabaret Songs.
May 2009 C:N and Beyond Ballet. A dynamic program of music in motion. John Adams, Arvo Part, and Samuel Barber.