UTC Music Presents 60x60
Hosted by Jonathan McNair
UTC Roland Hayes Recital Hall
615 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, 37403
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 7:30 PM
Imagine: 60 miniature musical compositions, lasting no more than one minute each, created by musicians from around the world, presented back-to-back in a seamless one-hour event, enhanced with artistic video—this is “60 x 60.” 60 x 60 is an electronic music event, with video, hosted and coordinated by UTC professor and composer Jonathan McNair, on Monday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m., in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center
“It's like a Whitman's Sampler of the contemporary new music scene” (Times Union). Eclectic by nature, 60 x 60 offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise. Musical styles include contemporary, neo-romantic, neo-classic, text-sound, ambient, environmental, noise, experimental, theatrical, folk, jazz, blues, tech-house, rock and everything but the kitchen sink (and maybe even that.)
“Think of it as a night of artistic hors d'oeuvres!”(TRENDTREKKING ). 60 x 60 is a project founded by composer Robert Voisey in 2003. Each new 60x60 event contains 60 compositions, each 60 seconds in length, presented continuously in a one-hour performance synchronized with a large, on-stage analog clock. 60x60 presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene. Works are selected from an international pool of emerging and established composers. Over 35 different mixes of musical miniatures have been produced for this project. Video has been added to many 60x60 presentations, and there is a 60x60 Dance version as well. "A minute can be plenty of time to express a whole gamut of imaginative sounds and movements, or it can be a challenge, forcing the artist to isolate what is most important in his/her work," says artistic director and founder Robert Voisey.
60x60 is presented free of charge and open to the general public. This event is presented with the support of the Ruth Holmberg Chair in American Music at UTC, and the UTC Department of Music. If you have further questions regarding this event or other UTC Music Dept. productions, please call 423-425-4601 or visit our website at http://utc.edu/music.