Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8pm
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Join composer Matt Schumaker, Artistic Director Jennifer Montbach, and clarinetist Eran Egozy for a viewing and discussion of Matt's 2020 work, Mehretu trace, commissioned by Radius Ensemble and premiered on March 7, 2020, just before the pandemic lockdown. You'll have an opportunity to ask Matt questions and chat with other listeners.
Mehretu trace was inspired by the work of Ethiopian-American painter Julie Mehretu, pictured below. Matt composed this piece during his 2018-2020 work as an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT. During the performance, we projected the specific Mehretu paintings that inspired Matt; as part of the compositional process, he traced their brushstrokes by hand and input them into custom computer programs to generate unique electronic sounds that accompanied the acoustic instrumentalists in the live performance.
Pictured: Matt Schumaker, Jennifer Montbach, Eran Egozy, Julie Mehretu