Meander: Classical Concert

Meander: Classical Concert

Saturday, September 24, 2022

2:00 PM–5:00 PM
The Clark
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Unlike traditional performances, this meander-themed concert offers attendees a participatory experience of sound and exploration. From 2 pm to 5 pm, concert-goers are invited to wander the Clark’s campus, encountering musicians and dancers in a unique self-paced experience.

Five percussionists from the Manhattan School of Music and five dancers from the New Chamber Ballet (New York City) begin the performance on the Clark Center’s Fernandez Terrace. Their presentation, “Sound: Moves: Us”—a compilation of over a dozen short works brought together by Manhattan School of Music Instructor Reiko Füting and choreographed by New Chamber Ballet Founder Miro Magloire—serves as the centerpiece of the concert and lasts approximately seventy-five minutes. After enjoying “Sound: Moves: Us,” concert attendees embark on a self-paced walk through a performance as Williams College musicians of the I/O Ensemble—directed by Matthew Gold—activate the Clark’s grounds, processing from on top of Stone Hill down toward the Clark Center, eventually connecting geographically and musically with the outdoor performance of saxophonist Travis Laplante. While members of the I/O Ensemble meander across the grounds, playing original works inspired by the Meander exhibition, Laplante’s sounds will travel sonically, playing off the walls of the Clark.

The roaming nature of the concert is a complement to the Clark’s current exhibition, Tauba Auerbach and Yuji Agematsu: Meander, on view through October 16, 2022.


Image: Maddy Burke-Vigeland