Master Class: “Event Pieces” with Duo 1804

How does a DJ compose? What would a laptopist’s score look like? How would a composer sonically and visually organize the improvisational contributions of musicians?

In Event Pieces, DBR answered these questions by developing a graphic musical notation that allows for the organization of composed and improvised musical fragments, or “events.” Participants generate and incorporate ‘events’ into a unified composition, making it possible to re-mix and re-imagine different musical styles and ideas. DBR demonstrates and leads a group composition. Musical instruments are encouraged but not required. Recommended for all age groups (music or non-music students).

Presented by DUO 1804
DUO 1804 is a collaboration between composer, violinist and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and composer, percussionist and creator of Afro-electronica®, Val-Inc. Longtime peers in the Haitian American musical community of New York City, this is the much anticipated collaboration between two boundary-breaking composers exploring the possibilities of classical and electronic music, from a unique perspective drawn from their Haitian roots. 212 years after the proclamation of Haiti’s independence in 1804, the duo comes together to immerse the audience in a rich tapestry of sound that expresses notions of freedom, revolution, and spirituality — themes present in today’s global issues — to celebrate our collective human spirit and unity in the concert hall, which DBR calls “our last, precious bastion of democracy”.

Don’t miss DUO 1804 on the Classical Convergence Concert Series on Sunday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the City of Fort Collins Lincoln Center



Date: September 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Organizer: Jennifer Clary Jacobs
Phone: (970) 491-3603

1400 Remington St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80523
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