Beginning this weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art will present its first set of concerts at The Transformer Station in Ohio City. The concerts of “adventurous music” both composed and improvised, will feature remarkable contemporary artists in solo performances. All concerts are one hour long and are presented without intermission with an emphasis on intimacy and spontaneity. All tickets are $20.
The series begins on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm with the rhythms of South Asia and Afghanistan as realized by tabla player Salar Nader, who plays regularly with Amjad Ali Khan and with the Kronos Quartet.
On Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 pm, violist Garth Knox will play early, contemporary and traditional music including works by Kurtag, Ligeti, Sciarrino, Rzewski, Knox and others with the assistance of Cleveland Orchestra bassist Scott Dixon.
Norwegian composer and performer Maja Ratkje will bring both her voice and electronics to her solo performance on Monday, November 4 at 7:30 pm.
Double bassist Mark Dresser will explore unconventional amplification and extended techniques on his instrument in a recital on Sunday, November 10 at 7:30 pm.
Computational technology and synthetic sound combined with popular music styles such as electronica and techno characterize the work of British multidisciplinary artist Mark Fell, who will perform on November 13 at 7:30 pm.
Camlle Norment will mix the glass armonica with electronic sounds as she blurs the lines between musician and sound artist on Sunday, December 15 at 7:30 pm.
Future performances will be announced in three-month increments. Tickets may be purchased through the CMA Web site.