Summer Rain at Caponi Art Park June 9 • Caponi Art Park, Eagan, MN • Details Summer Rain, developed and performed by Zeitgeist and composer/veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar, is a blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, featuring five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities. Rain date: June 23
June 18, 2019
Lowertown Listening Session: Mary Ellen Childs June 18, 2019 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Composer Mary Ellen Childs, along with collaborator visual artist Lindsy Halleckson, are creating a new work for Zeitgeist inspired by their fall 2018 trip to the Arctic Circle through The Arctic Circle residency program. Join us as these two artists share field recordings, video, photographs, and experiences that are the inspiration for this new concert-length work and hear Zeitgeist play several of Childs' musical sketches.
Zeitgeist 40th Anniversary Celebration May 4-6, 7:30 p.m. • Studio Z • Tickets Zeitgeist celebrates its rich history and looks forward to the future of new music by revisiting works commissioned in each decade of their existence and launching the start of a new decade.
May 11, 2018
Summer Rain in Red Wing May 11 • Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN • Tickets Summer Rain, developed and performed by Zeitgeist and composer/veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar, is a blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, featuring five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities.
May 12, 2018
Summer Rain in Lanesboro May 12 • St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro, MN • Tickets Summer Rain, developed and performed by Zeitgeist and composer/veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar, is a blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, featuring five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities.
May 15, 2018
For the Birds in Hastings May 15, 7 p.m. • Hastings Arts Center, Hastings, MN • Tickets A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc.
May 16, 2018
For the Birds in Detroit Lakes May 16, 7 p.m. • Historic Holmes Theater, Detroit Lakes, MN • Tickets A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc. Part of the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds.
May 19, 2018
Zeitgeist at Art-a-Whirl May 19 • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization • Info Zeitgeist will perform water-themed music by Katherine Bergman and Daniel Nass as part of a day of river-themed art and music entitled Upstream during Minneapolis’ Art-A-Whirl art crawl.
June 7, 2018
Re:Sound New Music Festival June 7, 7:30 p.m. • Cleveland, OH • Info Zeitgeist performs Spiral XIV: Nimmita by Chinary Ung at the Re:Sound New Music Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, sharing the stage with Transient Canvas, Semiosis Quartet, and Buck McDaniel.
Lowertown Listening Session: Music of Alexis Lamb Oct. 11, 2018 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Join Zeitgeist and Illinois-based composer Alexis Lamb for a performance and discussion of her new composition for Zeitgeist. Lamb's new work is inspired by different regions of Minnesota and the work and life taking place in each community.
Oct. 12-14, 2018
Here and There: Zeitgeist & No Exit Ensemble Oct. 12-14 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist kicks off the 2018-2019 season with their fourth annual collaboration with Cleveland-based No Exit New Music Ensemble. An exchange of local artistry, the event features Zeitgeist and No Exit performing music by Minnesota and Ohio composers.
Zeitgeist Halloween Festival 2018 "Things that go bump in the night" Oct. 25-28 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist’s Halloween Festival takes over Studio Z for four days of haunting sounds, bone-chilling new commissions, spine-tingling storytelling, and the return of Crocus Hill Ghost Story, a macabre tale of a house possessed created by composer/flutist Julie Johnson, writer Cheri Johnson, and filmmaker/actor D.J. Mendel.
HOLD MY HAND with ARENA Dances and imPulse Nov. 10, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater • Tickets Through intimate movement and lush soundscapes, unravels a politically charged central theme: gun violence in America. Holding nothing back, the dancers tap into the emotional impact of this reality, blurring the lines between artistry and activism.
For the Birds, presented by the Ashland Chamber Music Society Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. • Ashland, WI • Details A compelling combination of colorful musical performance, songs, and storytelling featuring Zeitgeist, humorist Kevin Kling, and composer Victor Zupanc. Presented by the Ashland Chamber Music Society at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church in Ashland. Tickets $15 at the door, free for students and children.
Feb. 8-10, 2019
Playing it Close to Home Feb. 8-9, Studio Z • Feb. 10, location TBA • Details With winning songs from our Eric Stokes Song Contest plus music by local composer Yohannes Tona, our annual Playing it Close to Home concert celebrates the wealth of musical creativity found right here in our own backyard.
Zeitgeist Early Music Workshop: Music of Pauline Oliveros March 19, 2019 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Join Zeitgeist for an overview of the music of Pauline Oliveros. Zeitgeist and guest artists will perform and discuss several works from throughout Oliveros' career, including her speaking choir piece Sound Patterns, early electronic works, and her text-based work The Well and the Gentle.
March 26, 2019
Zeitgeist Early Music Workshop: Pauline Oliveros - Artist & Activist March 26, 2019 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Pauline Oliveros created work that commented on contemporary society and encouraged social change. Join us as we explore her work addressing feminism and our relationship to our environment and each other. Featuring a performance of To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation.
April 2, 2019
Zeitgeist Early Music Workshop: Deepening the Legacy April 2, 2019 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Composer and licensed Deep Listening® practitioner Viv Corringham has written a new work for Zeitgeist in honor of Pauline Oliveros and the Early Music Festival. Come hear a preview of this new work, learn about Deep Listening™, and discover how Oliveros's ideas continue to influence musicians today.
April 6, 2019
Zeitgeist Early Music Workshop: Deep Listening® with Viv Corringham April 6, 2019 • 3:30 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Can we listen differently to the sounds that compose our world? In this workshop heighten your awareness of the sonic environment - both external and internal - as well as your sense of experimentation, collaboration and playfulness. Based on Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening® practices and Sonic Meditations, this workshop is open to all with an interest in listening. No previous experience needed.
April 4-7, 2019
Early Music Festival: Pauline Oliveros April 4-7 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist’s 9th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Pauline Oliveros. From the 1960's until her death in 2016, Oliveros influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.
April 27, 2019
Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl April 27, 2019 • 1-3 p.m. at Studio Z • Info Join Zeitgeist performs "mini-concerts" featuring music by Pauline Oliveros from 1:00-3:00 at Studio Z during the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl.
Zeitgeist with 113 Collective May 17-19 • Studio Z • Details Zeitgeist teams up with Twin Cities composers collective 113 to present new works by 113 members. 113, a collection of composers and performers of new music, curates concerts, seminars, and master classes throughout the Twin Cities with a focus on community building, educational outreach, and emphasis on extensive interaction between composers and performers.
May 28, 2019
Lowertown Listening Session: Janika Vandervelde May 28, 2019 • 6 p.m. at Studio Z • Tickets Composer Janika Vandervelde and Zeitgeist percussionists Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd present a preview and discussion of Vandervelde's new evening-length work for percussion and electronics exploring the world of lucid dreaming.