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University Open Air: Making Music from our Surroundings

How can we make music drawing inspiration from our daily lives? Can we translate into sound what we observe in, for instance, a tarot card or a painting? What lies behind notes and rhythm? In the past few decades, musicians have been exploring alternative ways to compose and perform music by employing graphic scores, paintings, sets of instructions, cues, poems, and more. In these highly interactive sessions, following a brief discussion, we will collaboratively create music using a keyboard and instructions that we will develop together. We will delve into the essence of “making music” and how closely it can resemble the sonic world that envelops us in our everyday lives.

*Prior musical experience is not necessary!


Fri 4/19

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street

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