February 12, 2015, 7pm
Seeing Sound offers Skidmore College students the opportunity to explore connections between music and visual art through an engaging evening of music, drawing, and discussion with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW and Meredith Monk, a composer, singer, director/choreographer, creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations, and Carnegie Hall’s 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair.
The program presents two works created by composers influenced by visual imagery: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (1941) and Meredith Monk’s Backlight, a new piece Monk composed for ACJW that will be having its world premiere at Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center the following evening on Friday, February 13 at 8:00 pm. ACJW musicians and Meredith Monk will present and discuss these works with students, encouraging them to ask questions and draw in response to the music throughout the evening.
Skidmore’s Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Special Programs presents Ensemble ACJW, fellows of The Academy — a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. The spring ACJW residency is made possible by the generous support of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.