New Music: In FREE

DateSeptember 30, 2022
Time9:00 - 10:00 pm
LocationJones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building
DescriptionThis event is free and open to the public. Students receive recital credit.

Composed and Performed by: Everyone (Curated by Dr. Scott McAllister)

BYOS—Bring Your Own Sound(s): Bring your own instrument(s)/voice, anything that makes a sound (keyboards provided). Non-musicians, bring text/poetry (microphones will be available for amplification and filters).


1. The doors open at 9:00 PM. Enter and exit respectfully as you need.
2. While *everyone* that attends is a real-time composer of In Free, a leader will assist the performance by providing volume, tempo, and texture guidance. The leader is only creating an atmosphere, so performers are encouraged to be free and expressive with their creativity.
3. Key Word = Sensitivity. Take your time observing the space. Listening is just as important as performing. Respond and make sound/music only when you have something to say. Silence is important. Make sure you take at least 10 min. of time to listen and not make sound. Common compositional techniques like imitation, sequencing, variation, and free improvisation should be explored.
4. Try to avoid a two-dimensional experience. It is suggested to move around the entire hall and not stay in one place.
5. Some might feel uncomfortable or find a sense of amusement. It is important for everyone to know there is no judgement, right or wrong ideas, or a hierarchy in ability. A serious concert-setting composition like Terry Riley’s In C is the goal.
PublisherSchool of Music
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