Birds On A Wire Brings Modernism Home To Roost

Nov 16, 2016

A sounding sculpture by Lisa Coons and Steven Pierce.
Credit lisarcoons.com

Tonight's Birds On A Wire concert shines a light on just how much modern, avant-garde music is being created around us. Western Michigan University professor of composition/theory David Colson says performing in a modern music ensemble helps students improve their musicianship in a variety of ways. Lisa Coons, professor of composition, describes her new work, Singing Wall, which is performed on a musical sculpture she designed and constructed with Steven Pierce. Cara Lieurance also talks to pianist Lori Sims about the earliest work on the program, "Regard de l’Esprit de joie," from Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus (1944). 


Birds on a Wire performs tonight at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. More information is available at the WMU School of Music website.

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