Hexnut: Wrench

25 Sep 2013

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Hexnut: Wrench

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25 Sep 2013 - 25 Sep 2013

7:30 PM

de Jong Concert Hall – Harris Fine Arts Center, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, 84602, United States

Location: de Jong Concert Hall – Harris Fine Arts Center

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BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts at BYU presents



Featuring the Photographs of Edward Burtynsky

A modern band of five soloists, Hexnut mixes the styles, sounds and playing techniques of contemporary classical, jazz, metal, improvisation, and cartoon music. While mostly composed, the group's work also exploits improvisational and theatrical elements.

“If you like the music of the Bang On a Can All-Stars, I urge you to investigate the music of Hexnut . . . Their music-making is witty and entertaining, and the musicianship is brilliant.” American Recorder Magazine.

Wrench blends the images of acclaimed, award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and a program of new music into a tightly versed performance of integrated sound and projected image. The compositions by Jan-Bas Bollen, David Dramm, Anthony Fiumara, Ned McGowan, Mayke Nas, Seung-Ah Oh, Felipe Waller and BYU music professor Steve Ricks combine into a single set without pause. Each composer has created a piece based on one theme of Burtynsky's oeuvre, which is incorporated into the live performance, the placement of photos timed to impressive dramatic effect.

Wrench balances the choreography between the music and the imagery, working together to tell the story, the ideas, and the emotions contained within Burtynsky's penetrating photographs.

Length: 90 minutes (including intermission)

Free admission / Tickets not required

This performance is supported, in part, with funds provided by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition Education Grant, BYU Center for the Study of Europe, and the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration, BYU College of Humanities, and BYU School of Music.

Don't miss Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, an exhibition of the artist's work now on display at the BYU Museum of Art through Nov 16, 2013.
>>>Learn more here.