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The most up-to-the-minute and least predictable concert music series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Sounds Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary. Concerts in the series explore the links between contemporary music and visual arts, connecting thematically to exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (and other contemporary art venues).

The December concert, in conjunction with an exhibition of works from the Modern's permanent collection, connects with the tradition of abstract visual art in America, and the abstract expressionists of the 20th century in particular.

For the 10th anniversary, the Modern will revisit the composer from their inaugural concert, Morton Feldman, this time paired with Feldman's close friend Earle Brown. Both composers works were deeply affected by their connections with visual artists. Inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder and the action painting of Jackson Pollock, Brown composed works that explore open forms, in which materials are assembled and re-formed by the musicians in the moment of performance.

Morton Feldman, who counted Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Philip Guston among his friends and thought of his scores as "sound canvases," created quietly intense works that explore sound as if it were the play of light on the threads of a tapestry.

The most up-to-the-minute and least predictable concert music series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Sounds Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary. Concerts in the series explore the links between contemporary music and visual arts, connecting thematically to exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (and other contemporary art venues).

The December concert, in conjunction with an exhibition of works from the Modern's permanent collection, connects with the tradition of abstract visual art in America, and the abstract expressionists of the 20th century in particular.

For the 10th anniversary, the Modern will revisit the composer from their inaugural concert, Morton Feldman, this time paired with Feldman's close friend Earle Brown. Both composers works were deeply affected by their connections with visual artists. Inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder and the action painting of Jackson Pollock, Brown composed works that explore open forms, in which materials are assembled and re-formed by the musicians in the moment of performance.

Morton Feldman, who counted Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Philip Guston among his friends and thought of his scores as "sound canvases," created quietly intense works that explore sound as if it were the play of light on the threads of a tapestry.

The most up-to-the-minute and least predictable concert music series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Sounds Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary. Concerts in the series explore the links between contemporary music and visual arts, connecting thematically to exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (and other contemporary art venues).

The December concert, in conjunction with an exhibition of works from the Modern's permanent collection, connects with the tradition of abstract visual art in America, and the abstract expressionists of the 20th century in particular.

For the 10th anniversary, the Modern will revisit the composer from their inaugural concert, Morton Feldman, this time paired with Feldman's close friend Earle Brown. Both composers works were deeply affected by their connections with visual artists. Inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder and the action painting of Jackson Pollock, Brown composed works that explore open forms, in which materials are assembled and re-formed by the musicians in the moment of performance.

Morton Feldman, who counted Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Philip Guston among his friends and thought of his scores as "sound canvases," created quietly intense works that explore sound as if it were the play of light on the threads of a tapestry.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://www.themodern.org/

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