Early Music Festival: Alvin Lucier Nov. 17-20, 2022 A co-production of Zeitgeist and 113 Composer Collective, Zeitgeist’s 2022 Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Alvin Lucier. Since the 1960's Lucier's work has reshaped the way we think about sound with music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception.
Zeitgeist Halloween Festival 2022 Oct. 27-29, 2022 Zeitgeist's Halloween Festival at Studio Z features three evenings of haunting sounds, bone-chilling new commissions, and spine-tingling storytelling centered on the theme of "Monsters Among Us." Performances will include the world premiere of new chamber works for Zeitgeist by DeVon Russell Gray, Isaac Mayhew, and Stephanie Henry, storytelling curated by Nothando Zulu, and musical performances by RenegadeEnsemble, DeVon Russel Gray, and others.
No Exit Online Concert Oct. 14, 2022 at 8 p.m. No Exit New Music Ensemble is kicking off their 14th concert season with an online concert production infused with their signature visual style. The ensemble will be joined by frequent collaborators Shuai Wang, performing Stephen Dembski’s exquisite and powerful solo piano work Alta, and Zeitgeist presenting the world premiere of Primary Call, a new piece by composer Nasim Khorassani. Completing the program, No Exit will perform Per Norgaard’s haunting and all too timely Night Descending written for string quartet and featuring special guest violinist Mari Sato. Join us for this unique online concert experience!
Listeners can now watch the concert anytime here, and view the concert program here.
A Murmur in the Trees at Caponi Art Park Sept. 23, 2022 • 6pm Zeitgeist presents an outdoor musical performance and poetry reading featuring the music of Eve Beglarian and poetry by Emilio DeGrazia at Caponi Art Park in Eagan. Composer Eve Beglarian was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem and a piece of birch bark to create A Murmur in the Trees, a 30-minute work that features 24 double bass players spread throughout a grove of trees.
Farm Technology Days at Barringer Family Farms Sept. 11 & 17, 2022 • 5-8pm Join us at Barringer Family Farms in Ellsworth, WI to explore the intersection between music technology and outdoor, rural settings. Some pieces will be old-school, with simple invented instruments and improvisation, while others will feature cutting edge AR (augmented reality) technology that is changing how we experience art and music.
Do Hay with Davu Seru Aug. 12, 2022 • 6pm Zeitgeist and Davu Seru present the premiere of Seru's new work, entitled Do Hay, for three bass drummers and audience. Do Hay invites the community to join in with their voices at this outdoor performance at Frogtown Farm, an urban demonstration farm in St. Paul for those who seek learning, innovation, reflection, celebration, and authentic community.
A Murmur in the Trees at Barringer Family Farms Aug. 5, 2022 • 7pm Join us at Barringer Family Farms in Ellsworth, WI to walk among the trees and surround yourself with the sounds of twenty-four double bass players from throughout our community.