Led by Stephen Drury of the NEC faculty, Callithumpian Consort is a loose aggregation of NEC students, alumni, and new music enthusiasts that performs locally, on the East Coast, and in Europe. Throughout the year, the group returns to its birthplace—the NEC campus—with performances of contemporary avant-garde music.
Several times each season, Callithumpian Consort is using its concert appearances at NEC and other nearby venues to create a conversation within and between these events. Stephen Drury explains:
"Open For'm is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience. Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, free-form discussion, open rehearsal, Q and A session, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception. Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges and beauties from the inside of the group!
Tonight's concert, an encounter with the music of Chaya Czernowin, will continue with a concert at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on October 31 that will include the premiere of her new work Slow Summer Stay III, one of several Callithumpian Consort premieres scheduled for the Gardner Museum this season.
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