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.
Pianist Nino Jvania performs the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Natural Durations (1–24), also known as the Third Hour of Klang, the 24 hours of the day.
This epic work will be performed without intermission, and lasts approximately two hours and twenty minutes.
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Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.