Composer's note: Open/Empty is inspired by the process of breathing in meditation. But while it has its moments of peace, it also reflects the restlessness of the mind, search for resolution to its anxieties and conflicts. Hopefully by its conclusion some sense of calm emerges, but it is a never-ending struggle.
Bullock Performance Institute: Birds On A Wire and Composer Robert Carl
Part of the New Sounds Festival
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall
Western Michigan University
Birds on a Wire, Western Michigan University's new-music ensemble, is dedicated to the performance of contemporary works from the early 20th century to today. Founded in 2009, the ensemble is directed by Dr. David Colson and is comprised entirely of student performers. With a strong focus on newly composed works, Birds on a Wire collaborates regularly with guest composers and contemporary instrumentalists, including WMU's very own Kalamazoo laptop orchestra, KLOrk.