THIS CONCERT
MAY CAUSE HARM!

Sunday, October 21st @4:00pm
The Museum of Human Achievement

Cover your ears! This Concert May Cause Harm! Density512 kicks off its 2018-2019 season with a bang featuring music by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and Louis Andriessen. Originally written for the political street band Orkest de Volharding, Julia Wolfe’s Arsenal of Democracy opens the show with an anarchist outcry that, like instruments of war, reach “terrifying and absurd proportions”. Michael Gordon’s Love Bead tells the tale of two lovers “who fight pull and tear at each other and then, like lovers, meet up furiously”. Louis Andriessen’s De Stijl, described as “snarling and clotted” and an “abrupt graffiti of jazz”, closes the program. It will be presented with a twisted jazz band, a dancer, and projections based on the art of painter Piet Mondrian.


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LOCAL COMPOSER PRESENTATION
David Adams: Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, October 28th @5:30pm
Bates Recital Hall


The horn is done. It’s had enough. It’s tired of bending to the will of the orchestra, always playing by their rules. And in David Adams’s new Concerto for Horn & Chamber Orchestra, it won’t have to. Here, the horn creates the universe - a big bang born of horn physics, and the orchestra had better hold on for dear life, because for this piece, untamed sounds are woven into the fabric of their world.  With elements of blues and funk, a 142-bar fugue, and over a half hour of music, you won’t want to miss this one-of a kind premier.  


 

MAD KING

Sunday, December 16th @4pm
Big Medium

Density512’s Mad King weaves a tale of monarchy, madness, anachronism, and palace intrigue. Witness a head of state, King George III, train birds to sing and deteriorate into a disturbing state of insanity in Peter Maxwell Davies’s masterpiece of musical-monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King. Discover the sweet counterpoint of Musica quince vocum attributed to the princess nun Leonore D’Este (1515-1575). Contemplate the connection with your darker self in Peter Maxwell Davies’s Tenabrae Super Gesualdo, an ode to the composer and Prince of Venosa who famously murdered his wife and her lover. Not for the faint of heart, Mad King is sure to be a thrill.

 

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LIKE A RELIGION

Thursday, February 21st @6:30pm
Sunday, February 24th @4:00pm

The Blanton Museum of Art

Density512’s Mad King weaves a tale of monarchy, madness, anachronism, and palace intrigue. Witness a head of state, King George III, train birds to sing and deteriorate into a disturbing state of insanity in Peter Maxwell Davies’s masterpiece of musical-monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King. Discover the sweet counterpoint of Musica quince vocum attributed to the princess nun Leonore D’Este (1515-1575). Contemplate the connection with your darker self in Peter Maxwell Davies’s Tenabrae Super Gesualdo, an ode to the composer and Prince of Venosa who famously murdered his wife and her lover. Not for the faint of heart, Mad King is sure to be a thrill.