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The Arc of Curiosity

Network for New Music

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Feb 14, 1946 – The Unveiling of ENIAC

When scientists at Penn invented ENIAC, the first all-purpose digital computer, composers immediately believed in its potential as a path towards new sounds and new ways of writing music that would express the passions and predicaments of today’s world. Follow that path with us as we trace the arc of a composer’s curiosity, and discover the many ways that electronic sound can join traditional instruments to become part of our own musical landscape.

Program includes:
MARIO DAVIDOVSKY: Synchronisms #11 (Philadelphia premiere)
JOHN CHOWNING: Stria
PAUL LANSKY: As If
JAMES PRIMSOCH: Chamber Concerto (Philadelphia premiere)
JUDITH SHATIN: Penelope’s Song
KAIJA SAARIAHO: TBA

Pre-concert events include introduction to the ENIAC and talk with the composers. THE ARC OF CURIOSITY is the opening concert of THIRD SPACE, a Network for New Music mini-festival of performances and other events taking place from April 5 – April 12, 2013. Using electronic sound and images in combination with traditional instruments, composers create something entirely new for these performances--a blended “third space” that is solely expressive, an extension of the human imagination.

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Rose Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania
3340 Walnut Street
Phila, PA 19104
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