Open your ears and your mind at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP). It's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in hearing where new music has been going, and to understand where it might be going next.

Legendary artists are in residence for this week of intensive musical study and performance, alongside seminar participants who are here for the sheer thrill of the avant garde. NEC's Stephen Drury is artistic director for this institute. Guest artists this year include composer Roger Reynolds, and Callithumpian Consort returns as ensemble-in-residence, along with guest artists John Tilbury and Nino Jvania.

This year's SICPP is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Lee Hyla (1952–2014), NEC's former chair of composition, who died earlier this month.

John TilburyJohn Tilbury

Pianist John Tilbury performs music he has written to accompany a very austere, very late Samuel Beckett text, as well as works by composers with whom he has long associations.

John Tilbury Stirrings Still
text by Samuel Beckett

Christian Wolff Tilbury 2

Morton Feldman Extensions 3, Intersection 3

Cornelius Cardew February Pieces 1960/61 + 4th System, Material, The Croppy Boy, Unintended Piano Music

Find the full concert schedule.

Date: June 15, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall


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NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.


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