Experience sounds that you can’t find in a music shop. Austin Murphy, Cincinnati based percussionist, presents a lunchtime talk and evening concert featuring found-object percussion at The Southern Ohio Museum on Friday, April 13.
The lunchtime SmARTalk (noon to 1 p.m.) will feature an in depth look into the history and current state of musicians and composers that use everyday objects as instruments. Murphy will also highlight key topics of the evening concert, such as instrumentation and compositional techniques.
The evening concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will feature the works of notable composers, such as John Cage and Stuart Saunders-Smith, as well as new composers Danny Clay and, Scioto-born composer, T.R. Beery. Murphy will be joined on select pieces by Zach Larabee and Keith Hendricks.
“Austin is really the best of both worlds: you get a performer and a scholar in a field that is prone to misinterpretation,” said Pegi Wilkes, Museum Director. “We are excited to see and hear all the strange instruments and sounds.”
The SmARTalk is free and open to the public with an optional $6 lunch. The concert is $6 general, and $4 discounted, with light refreshments available.
Source: Southern Ohio Museum