Peformance Head


Convergence: Music & Art

Saturday, April 20, 1 - 4 pm

In connection with the exhibition Divergent Convergence: The Arts of Creativity, Discovery & Inquiry, this afternoon will feature original works by the 2018-2019 Harn Composer-in-Residence Diogo Carvalho incorporating music, dance, poetry, and audience participation. Divergent thinking is the generation of new ideas and exploring possibilities through creativity. By bringing together music and other arts, we expand opportunities and blur the boundaries between the disciplines.
Featured will be Echo Chamber, an interactive composition where audience members participate in music creation by choosing how the piece will proceed. With musicians, Harn Poets-in-Residence and dancers stationed throughout the museum, the piece explores how we experience the music at this particular time and space. Built from an interpretation of a star chart, the sounds and musical ideas are modified, answered, commented, and recreated in a live, open-ended format.
The world premiere of Garden Soundscape (2019), an original work inspired by the Harn Asian Rock Garden and Inside Outside: Outside Inside—A Century of East Asian Landscapes 1900s–2000s exhibition will be presented in the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing. Using the garden as a starting point to organize form and development in the music, the piece will be performed by The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble with the music following the visual aspects of a garden design developed by volunteer Martin McKellar specifically for this project.
Also featured will be Space Duo, a clarinet duo combining sound and movement where audience members are asked to keep an open mind and not approach the piece as you would in a traditional concert performance. In Afrosamba, a piece composed in collaboration with Harn Choreographer-in-Residence Dani Frost, Carvalho (a Brazilian composer) explores the religious/cultural Brazilian syncretism, through the mixture of West African, European, North American, and Brazilian cultures through his own compositional processes.
Schedule for April 20, 1 – 4 pm
1 pm
Echo Chamber

UF New Music Ensemble
Choreography: Dani Frost
Dance: Dani Frost, Jessica Rivas, Emma Wedemeyer
Poetry readings by Harn Poets-in-Residence Debora Greger, Danny Duffy, Corinne Titus
2 pm
Space Duo

Ian McIntyre and Amy Humbert, clarinet duo
UF New Music Ensemble
Choreography and dance: Dani Frost
3 pm
Garden Soundscape (World Premiere)

The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble
Asian Rock Garden design by Martin McKellar
This program is funded by the Cofrin Curator of Asian Art Endowment and UF International Center, with support from College of the Arts and Fine Arts College Council, UF Student Government, and co-sponsorship by UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment).