Dream Team Ensemble’s live music performance as described by Richard Gilman-Opalsky, UIS professor of political science and a creative music performer, is “an experimental tapestry of sound, a mostly-minimalist style in the post-John Cage tradition.” Now if that doesn’t help you out much, or even better if it does, come and experience these “sound paintings” performed by David Kant on tenor saxophone and Mustafa Walker on the harmonium, and hear for yourself what’s going on here. Both musicians are well educated and play the seemingly random sounding music with intensive purpose. Kant holds a bachelor’s in mathematics from Yale and a master’s of digital music from Dartmouth and “searches for the sounds and language of ancient Egypt,” plus builds audio-visual synthesis systems. Walker’s work, performed in “various cities in the United States and Europe in concert halls, rivers and caves” stems from his undergraduate work at the College of Charleston and his master’s in composition from Wesleyan University, where he worked with Alvin Lucier. End Times Trio also performs and everyone joins in the end for a joyfully cacophonic, music moment.
Dream Team Ensemble w/End Times Trio
Wed, July 25, 8pm