Sounds Modern performance at Chinati

Chinati Presents: Sounds Modern, performing music by Morton Feldman

The Chinati Foundation invites the public to a special performance by Sounds Modern of Fort Worth, playing Morton Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry. The event, part of the museum’s ongoing Chinati Presents series, is free and takes place Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Crowley Theater in Marfa. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

For those who are unable to attend the event in Marfa, the performance will be streamed on Chinati’s website, live from the Crowley Theater, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) considered his work to be more closely aligned with visual artists than with musicians. His monolithic work Crippled Symmetry (1983) explores issues of symmetry, scale, and color. The ninety-minute piece includes flute, vibraphone, glockenspiel, piano, and celesta and is performed by three players. While the players begin together, the parts do not precisely coordinate, leading to unpredictable coincidences and contrasts.

The performance will feature flutist Elizabeth McNutt, pianist Shannon Wettstein, and percussionist Jonathan Hepfer. McNutt founded Sounds Modern, in coordination with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, as an invitation for modern art lovers to enjoy innovative modern music. More information about the series is available at Sounds Modern.

Chinati Presents is a series of performances and presentations, initiated in 2013, which continues Donald Judd’s tradition of hosting contemporary artists, writers, and musicians in Marfa. More information about the series and Chinati’s other public programs is available at the Chinati website, or contact the museum at 432 729 4362.