Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble presents "Coming Together The music of Frederic Rzewski"


The electric guitar and percussion duo Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble will be performing a concert of music by the American expatriate composer Frederic Rzewski.

Liminal Space will be joined by vocalist Misha Penton, saxophonist Dan Gelok and clarinetist Jennifer Dennison to present an hour-long concert of various works by Rzewski, whose brand of minimalist music is often highly rhythmic, energetic and virtuosic in character. This program includes To the Earth, Les Moutons de Panurge, and will be centered around the works Coming Together and its sister piece, Attica, both of which confront a dark moment in America's history: The 1971 riot at Attica State Prison.

Rzewski's compositions often contain politically charged subject matter, many of which feature a spoken text pitted against an instrumental backdrop. Coming Together, which is regarded as a masterpiece of the minimalist genre, sets text from a letter by Attica Prison inmate Sam Melville, penned shortly before the author's death during the riot. Attica centers around a quote by former inmate Richard X. Clark that was made shortly after being released. 

Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble is a new contemporary music ensemble on the Houston music scene. The ensemble is comprised of composer and electric guitarist George Heathco and percussionist Luke Hubley.



Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77004


Admission is free.
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