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[Access Contemporary Music] Don’t Miss the Relevant Tones Festival this Weekend

We celebrate10 years of our award-winning podcast Relevant Tones with a three-day festival featuring music and conversation on the topics of Rube Goldberg machines, the intersection of music and architecture, and the monsters that live in the heads of each one of us.
 
Special guests include starchitect Daniel Libeskind, the director of the Rube Goldberg Institute Jennifer George, pianist Blair McMillen, Kings County Brass Band, Unheard-of Ensemble and more!
 
Tickets are $20 per concert or get a festival pass for just $40!  All concerts happen at Roulette in Brooklyn and the festival runs October 14-16. 
 
We’re committed to keeping you safe!  Attendance will be limited and proof of vaccination must be shown to enter.

 
 
Useless Machines – October 14, 8:00 PM
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg’s intricately complex contraptions have inspired everyone from the classic Mousetrap game to Pee Wee Hermann
 
Useless Machines is an exciting multi-media production featuring music, dance, shadow puppets, and a rarely performed John Cage piece that showcases his unique sense of humor.
 
Host Seth Boustead will also talk about Rube Goldberg with his grand-daughter Jennifer George, the author of the definitive book about Rube and the head of the Rube Goldberg Institute.
 
Program
Rube G by Frank London and Jody Oberfelder
Rube Goldberg Variations by Dmitri Tymocyzko
Useless Machines for Thinking, Dreaming, Feeling by Seth Boustead
Water Walk by John Cage
 
Thursday, October 14
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Show starts exactly at 8:00 PM
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Songs About Buildings and Moods – October 15, 8:00 PM
We continue on Friday, October 15 with the launch of an exciting new video series exploring the intersection of architecture and music featuring starchitect Daniel Libeskind, designer of the new World Trade Center among many other exciting projects.
 
Access Contemporary Music has commissioned music inspired by a variety of different spaces including  the TWA Hotel, the Morris Jumel Mansion, an Art Moderne church on Chicago’s South Side, and many others.
 
The evening will consist of a panel discussion with Mr. Libeskind and Dorothy Dunn from Open House New York on the dynamic relationship between music and architecture and the power of sensory engagement.  
 
Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect will perform the commissioned pieces live to the videos of the spaces.  Presented as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend.
 
Friday, October 15
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00
$20 for this show, $40 for the festival pass

 
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Necessary Monsters – October 16, 8:00 PM
The Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival will conclude on Saturday, October 16 with the launch of the much-anticipated new album by Carla Kihlstedt, Necessary Monsters.
 

Necessary Monsters is a collaboration between composer/musician Carla Kihlstedt and poet Rafael Osés. It is a contemporary song cycle based on Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings — a collection of fantastical creatures culled from literary and mythological traditions around the world.

With an all-star 10-piece band as your guide, Necessary Monsters takes you on a psychological safari to visit with some of these chimeras living in the fertile landscape of our collective mind, each one a manifestation of our complicated humanness.
 
The evening will also feature conversation with Stephen Asma, author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears.

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Sponsors and Presenting Partners
 
Access Contemporary Music (ACM) believes the music of our time deserves a wider audience and that there are many people who would love contemporary classical music if they only knew it existed. As a production company, ACM creates innovative performances designed to foster creativity, allow for collaboration, and bring contemporary music to new audiences.
 
Productions include the Songs About Buildings and Moods video series, the Thirsty Ears Festival, Sound of Silent Film Festival – now performed in Chicago, New York and Mexico City, collaborations with Open House Chicago, Open House New York and Doors Open Milwaukee, the ACM School of Music which teaches musical creativity to more than 300 students in four storefront locations in Chicago and commissioning initiative Composer Alive.
 
More information about ACM may be found at
acmusic.org.

 
 
Relevant Tones is an award-winning podcast about the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now.
 
Hosted by composer Seth Boustead, Relevant Tones features interviews with and music by some of the most creative figures in contemporary classical music, themed shows exploring new trends in classical music and frequent live streamed shows featuring conversations and music performances.
 
Relevant Tones is a production of Access Contemporary Music.
 
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