The first half of the concert features "The Innocents" work. Through the use of non-traditional instruments, such as found or street percussion (rocks, pots, pans, trash cans, etc...), and the use of electronics, the music and text illustrate some of the strong and complex emotions brought about by Simon's original exhibit.
The second half features Bent Frequency performing "Coming Together" (1971) and "Attica (1972), by the American composer Frederic Rzewski. The text is taken from letters written by Samuel Melville, an activist and inmate killed in the prison riot at Attica State Prison in 1971. Melville’s words outline the inhumane living conditions at Attica, which lead directly to the 4-day riot that left 39 people dead.
This event is part of The Innocents residency. For a full schedule of residency events, go here: http://music.uga.edu/innocents
Off Site Events
Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 pm
The Innocents, Lamar Dodd Atrium