Color Theory Concert: PRISM Quartet and Partch

11 Jun 2016
6:30pm
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

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PRISM Quartet performs with the Partch ensemble in a Color Theory concert in June 2016. Photo by Scott Friedlander, courtesy of PRISM Quartet.

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PRISM Quartet performs with the Partch ensemble in a Color Theory concert in June 2016. Photo by Scott Friedlander, courtesy of PRISM Quartet.

PRISM Quartet's Center-funded project Color Theory will commission new works by Guggenheim Fellow Steven Mackey and Berlin prize recipient Ken Ueno, which will pair the saxophone with a wide range of percussion instruments, in order to investigate the concept of "musical color." Included in the project is a series of performances, lectures, and workshops that investigate the concept of "musical color."

PRISM Quartet and the Grammy-award winning ensemble Partch will premiere new works by Ken Ueno and Stratis Minakakis composed for saxophones and original instruments invented by Henry Partch, an American composer and music theorist. Preceding this performance, WNYC's John Schaefer will hold a lecture examining color theory across disciplines. This program will also be performed on June 12, 2016 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.