Here and There
Zeitgeist & No Exit Ensemble
Zeitgeist joins forces with Cleveland-based new music ensemble No Exit for an exchange of local sounds and talent. Forging musical friendships between the two cities, the second annual cross-country collaboration features Zeitgeist and No Exit performing music by an array of Minnesota and Ohio composers.
The program includes Zeitgeist performing music by Timothy Beyer (OH), James Praznik (OH), Janika Vandervelde (MN), and Gregory Theisen (MN), plus No Exit presenting new works by Minnesotans Ann Millikan and Randy Bauer.
As a preview to this event, join Zeitgeist and No Exit for a performance and discussion of new works by Ann Millikan and Timothy Beyer at the Lowertown Listening Session on Nov. 10.
Since it’s inception, No Exit’s mission has been to serve as an outlet for the commission and performance of contemporary avant-garde concert music. Now in their eighth season and with over fifty commissions to date, No Exit continues to promote the music of living composers and to be an impetus for the creation of new works. They create exciting, meaningful and thought-provoking programs with the philosophy of bringing the concert hall to the community, and by presenting programs in a manner which allows for audiences to connect with the experience.
The ensemble has presented music that represents the gamut of the avant-garde: from the impish and mirthful jazz stylings of Raymond Scott to the cerebral hypercomplexity of Brian Ferneyhough (and just about everything in between). They give voice to those composers who have something to say, whether they be young composers at the beginning of their journey, established composers at the height of their abilities, or venturing into the past by exploring new ways of sharing the unconventional and innovative music of the early twentieth century’s artistic vanguard, which led to the commission of exciting contemporary re-imaginings of music by Erik Satie and Eric Dolphy, to name a few.
While No Exit has brought their work to other national and international locales, their emphasis is on serving the community in Northeast Ohio. No Exit has formed many longstanding and fruitful partnerships with individuals and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area to bring unique programming to audiences in Northeast Ohio and to nurture the development of young composers and musicians from the area through workshops, student readings and master classes.
No Exit’s 2016-2017 concert season includes participation in the NeoSonicFest, a series of exchange concerts with the St.Paul, Minnesota based new music ensemble Zeitgeist, and the world premieres of several newly commissioned pieces.
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