Music of David Froom and Robert Gibson at Smithsonian, with 21st C. Consort, Oct. 20


Oct 20 2018 - 5:00pm

The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for over four decades, embarks on its thirteenth season at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Lee Hinkle, Alexandra Osborne, Sara Stern, and Rachel Young.

ATTENDANCE IS FREE. Seating begins at 3:30. Concert is at 5:00, preceded by a 4:00 discussion with composers and performers, and followed by a post-concert reception.

1. October 20, 2018

“Sites Unheard”

A sly musical take on the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition of artist Trevor Paglen, who makes the invisible world visible via photography and video, journalism, geo-politics, and astronautical engineering, documenting the infrastructures of American surveillance. The Consort surveils music by a select database of extant American composers.

  1. Annie Gosfield -Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
  2. Frederik Rzewski -Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues
  3. Gemma Peacocke -Lumen
  4. Robert Paterson -Star Crossing
  5. Robert Gibson -Night Music
  6. Jon Deak -Greetings from 1984
  7. David Froom -Hidden Motives