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Arrangement for Building
w/ Sue Huang
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
February 28, 2014

In Arrangement for Building, Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is performed by a chamber orchestra composed of musicians from Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Though the musicians are perfectly synchronized in time via networked devices, they are spatially distributed throughout the iconic Contemporary Arts Center building: they play not only on the distinctive zig-zag staircases and in the gallery spaces that open from floor to floor, but also in the administrative offices, the maintenance rooms, and the marginalized areas of this unique architecture. The audience, while prevented from hearing the ensemble as a whole, is invited to roam, encountering intersections of sound as they traverse the space.

Cinematography: Nupur Mathur, Tony Walsh. Ensemble leader: Erin Torres. Musicians: Nave Graham, Katelyn Kyser, Adam Butalewicz, Matt Cullen, Brooke Ten Napal, Daniel Arute, John Renfroe, Keith Kile, Dasom Cheon, Peter Gorak, Amy Pirtle. Curator: Steven Matijcio.