LOCATION: Figge Art Museum
Ashlee Mack is a pianist and director of piano studies at Knox College and James Romig is professor of music composition and theory at Western Illinois University. They will present a one-hour piano solo inspired by the paintings of Clyfford Still. As the work unfolds, a strand of 24 notes is gradually revealed in groups of three, four, five or six pitches at a time. This results in a slow-moving alternation of sparse and dense textures throughout the work. The goal of this piano piece is to create a “museum of sound,” allowing a listener to develop a notion of the work’s entirety by listening to multiple iterative variations of harmony and rhythm.
For more information, please visit: http://www.jamesromig.com/still.html