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INTERFERENCE New Music Collective – Classical, Jazz, and Technological Fusion
Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 - $20
The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present INTERFERENCE New Music Collective in a cutting-edge performance.
Saturday, September 30th – 7:00pm
General Admission $20 | TMORA Members $18 | Students (with ID) $10
This performance by INTERFERENCE will feature stunning new compositions that have been heard across the world from halls in Moscow to South Africa. The highly-regarded ensemble is known for synthesizing styles of classical and jazz, while integrating musically responsible technology into their performance.
Unlike other radical new music ensembles, INTERFERENCE strives to connect the audience with a lush aural soundscape in ways that are relatable: “Everything you hear on the program will be recognizable to you in some way if you can identify the essential genesis of it. The challenge is in allowing for the newness of it; to not try to relate it to some prior experience and to be open to exploring this somewhat new language together with us.” This includes live, indeterminate moments where musicians will be responding to each other, and in once piece, they will also be interacting with technologically displayed representations of their sounds to create visually and acoustically beautiful music.
This engagement of INTERFERENCE New Music Collective features a three-member ensemble – each faculty of American University’s esteemed music department. Department Director Nancy Jo Snider, cellist, is a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and recently returned from St. Petersburg, Russia as a Fellow of the Likhachev Foundation in 2016 and lecturer on the topic of 21st century music. Saxophonist and Grammy-Nominee Noah Getz has been an artist in residence at American University since 2003, where he founded the university’s Jazz Workshop in addition to extensive work as a Jazz musician and Saxophone soloist worldwide. INTERFERENCE founder and Artistic Director Steve Antosca is a composer in addition to his post as Curator-in-Residence for New Music at American University.