‘SCULPTING SOUND: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia’, a series of six concerts from February 22–27, 2022 bringing together 12 world-renowned musicians to explore the expressive range of Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures.
Highlighting Bertoia's impact on experimental music, each of the six concerts will be dedicated to a particular instrument, with pairs of musicians taking turns animating Bertoia’s sounding sculptures while accompanied by the primary instrument.
Tickets are $30 and $15 for students and educators. Advance ticket purchase is required.
CDC-approved masks covering the mouth and nose are required (ages 2 and up) while indoors at the museum. Any changes to health and safety guidelines will be communicated prior to events.
For questions, please contact [email protected] or 214.242.5100.
7 p.m. each night
February 22: Electric Guitar Night: Nels Cline & Ben Monder
February 23: Trumpet Night: Ambrose Akinmusire & Nate Wooley
February 24: Saxophone Night: Ingrid Laubrock & JD Allen
February 25: Acoustic Strings Night: Jen Shyu & Brandon Seabrook
February 26: Drums / Percussion Night: Marcus Gilmore & Dan Weiss
February 27: Piano Night: Kris Davis & Craig Taborn
About Nels Cline
A true guitar polymath, Nels Cline’s recording and performing career spans jazz, rock, punk and experimental music with over 200 recordings, including 30 as a leader, to his credit. His many accolades include being anointed by Rolling Stone as both one of 20 New Guitar Gods and one of the top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
About Ben Monder
Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Andrew Cyrille, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Louis Cole, Marshall Crenshaw and Jandek. He also contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, Blackstar. He is a current member of the celebrated group The Bad Plus and continues to perform original music internationally in both solo and trio settings. Ben has appeared on over 200 CDs as a sideman and has released seven as a leader: Day After Day (Sunnyside, 2019) Amorphae (ECM, 2015), Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines, 1995).
SCULPTING SOUNDS: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia is made possible by leading support from the Shifting Foundation. Additional support for film documentation is provided by Allen and Kelli Questrom.
Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life is made possible by leading support from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger. Generous support is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID). Additional support is provided by Humanities Texas.