‘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.
The performance will continue as planned. If you cannot attend, we will gladly facilitate transferring your ticket to another performance in the series. To reschedule or contact a member of our team, email [email protected]
The Dallas Museum of Art garage is closed today due to weather conditions. Street parking and additional garage options may be found throughout the Dallas Arts District.
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 Ambrose Akinmusire
Described by NPR Music as “one of the most acclaimed jazz artists of his generation, a trumpeter of deep expressive resources and a composer of kaleidoscopic vision,” Ambrose Akinmusire has made a home at the crossroads of different musical forms and languages, from post-bop and avant-garde jazz to contemporary chamber music and hip-hop to singer-songwriter aesthetics. His 2018 release Origami Harvest features rapper Kool A.D. with the Mivos String Quartet and was named a top album of 2018 by The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times and more. In addition to winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2007 and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition the same year, Akinmusire has frequently topped the JazzTimes and Downbeat annual critics polls. He has received the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (2014); Le Grand Prix de l’Académie du Jazz (2014); Germany’s ECHO Jazz Award (Instrumentalist of the Year/Brass); and The Netherlands’ Paul Acket Award.
About Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement, redefining the physical boundaries of the horn, and has gathered international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language. Since moving to New York in 2001, he has become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Annea Lockwood, Ken Vandermark, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada. He has premiered works for trumpet by Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro, Annea Lockwood, Ash Fure, Wadada Leo Smith, Sarah Hennies and Eva-Maria Houben. In recent years, he has built a reputation as a composer of music epic in scope and social in design. His series of solo works based on the International Phonetic Alphabet, The Complete Syllables Music, was compared to the literary work of Georges Perec and hailed as “revolutionary solo repertoire” by All About Jazz.
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.