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Strange Beautiful Music X: 3-Day Marathon of Contemporary Music


The biggest festival of contemporary music in the Midwest enters its double digit years! New Music Detroit expands their music marathon to three action-packed days of experimentation and sound exploration. Weekend and Day General/VIP passes on sale at dso.org or 313.576.5111 (DSO Box Office)

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DAY 1
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Friday Sept 22, 5pm-11pm
Trinosophes 1464 Gratiot
Day/weekend tickets: https://goo.gl/QQTEz8

5pm: Khemia Ensemble
chamber ensemble from Ann Arbor

6pm: Juxtatonal
Jocelyn Zelasko, voice / Bryan Hayslett, cello

7pm: YAK
Bowed strings+cymbals and electronics, music for yaks

8pm: Trinosophes presents Joel Peterson's "Guitar Quartet" with Lisa RaschiatoreAbby Alwin, and James Greer

9pm: New Music Detroit performs Nico MuhlyDavid LangAnnie Gosfield, and Nik Bärtsch

10pm: Rebecca Goldberg LIVE
electronic instruments, live PA techno

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DAY 2
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Saturday Sept 23, 2pm-11pm
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Cube
Day/weekend tickets: https://goo.gl/g6C9YE

2pm: Ryan Jewell + Rafael Toral
free improvisation, percussion and electronics from Ohio

3pm: Aaron Michael Butler
minimal compositions, "A Vast Absence" for tam tam and live electronics

4pm: Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
with music off their new album "RETURN"

5pm: Clem Fortuna + Ben Willis
piano and bass free improvisation, this will be their first time performing together

6pm: Latitude 49
contemporary compositions ft. Steve Mackey's "Micro Concerto"

7pm: James Cornish
Detroit radical improvisors performing and opera

8pm: New Music Detroit performing Steve Reich's
"Music for 18 Musicians" and "Pendulum Music"

10pm: Wolf Eyes
inzane psycho jazz

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DAY 3
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Sunday Sept 24, 2pm-10pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
Day/weekend tickets: https://goo.gl/LKDwFG

2pm: Nick Zoulek
"Rushing Past Willow", saxophone and video

3pm: Nick Photinos (cellist, founding member of Eighth Blackbird)
music and live video from his new album "Petit Artefacts"

4pm: SHOWCASE: Wayne State University Music Technology
ft. SPLICE Ensemble (Kalamazoo), Joo Won Park, electronic music ensemble wayne state (EMEWS), Matt Younglove (Saxophone Professor), music by Elainie Lillios performed by WSU Faculty

6pm: Onyx Ashanti
sonocybernetics

6:30pm: Donald Sinta Quartet
saxophone quartet, winners of Concert Artist Guild Prize

7:30pm: New Music Detroit: Tribute to the late Pauline Oliveros

8pm: Vicky Chow, solo piano presented by Yamaha Music USA

9pm: Saajtak
4-piece glitchy avant-rock / experimental jazz

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TICKETS
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General Admission (Advance) $15
General Admission (Door) $20
General Admission Weekend Pass (Advance) $25
General Admission Weekend Pass (Door) $30
VIP Weekend Pass $110
VIP Weekend Pass holders will receive the following amenities throughout the festival:
• One reserved seat throughout the entire festival
• Complimentary light appetizers for the evening (September 23 only)
• Exclusive buffet dinner (available from 5:30pm-7:30pm September 23 only)
• One complimentary drink, with access to cash bar thereafter

Day 1: http://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=4518&prod=4517

Day 2: http://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=4555&prod=4553

Day 3: http://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=4561&prod=4556

Select "GA Weekend" on any of the ticket links for the weekend general admission level ticket. VIP Weekend Experience also available, including food and drink courtesy of the DSO.


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SPONSORS
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New Music Detroit
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Bureau of Sound
Yamaha Artist Services
Wayne State University Department of Music
Knight Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)