Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ithaca Sounding 2020 is a multi-day, multi-venue festival and symposium celebrating, exploring, and questioning the traditions of modernist and experimental concert music by Ithacans past and present. It features keyboard works by composers Julius Eastman, Sarah Hennies, Robert Palmer, Ann Silsbee, and David Borden. Connecting and mediating the themes of music in the academy, marginalized art, improvisational performance practice, and queer experimentalism, this interdisciplinary series of events probes the creative and personal histories of some of Ithaca’s most renowned musical personae with concerts, workshops, talks, presentations, and readings. Featured presenters include musicologists Sara Haefeli (Ithaca College), Ellie Hisama (Columbia), and Matthew Mendez (Yale). Featured performers include the acclaimed New York City pianists Joseph Kubera, Adam Tendler, and Cornell alumnus David Friend, the Ithacan composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies, and festival coordinator and pianist Richard Valitutto, a DMA performance practice student in the Cornell Music Department.
Visit music.cornell.edu/ithaca-sounding-2020 for complete schedule..