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Breath Beneath

Thursday, September 14, 2017
at 7:00 PM

Drexel University: URBN Center Annex, Black Box Theater
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Event Information

Hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet partners with Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in Philadelphia to co-present Breath Beneath, a pilot project that explores the intersection of music, interactive technology, and durational visual art. The program is presented under the umbrella of the Fringe Festival.

Breath Beneath is the first phase—and first public presentation—of a multi-year “Discovery” initiative, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Reaching across disciplines, the PRISM Quartet (saxophones) joins forces with two intrepid creative teams to investigate how saxophonists’ movements and sounds can be used to generate images—and how those images shape musical interpretation.

Breath Beneath features world premiere of “Cha” by filmmaker Bill Morrison, composer Julia Wolfe, and programmer Ryan Holsopple; and “Waveguide Model I” by filmmaker Mark DeChiazza and composer Dan Trueman. Plus works by filmmakers Eli Stine and Jan Boiten, and composers Kati Agócs and Jacob TV.

For complete information, please visit www.prismquartet.com 


This event is associated with Breath Beneath, a project sponsored by New Music USA.