Cool DC Events: New Music Ensemble @ National Gallery of Art

Hello all music library readers! Have a little extra time this weekend that you’d like to fill with some musical activity? In this new column, “Cool DC Events,” we at the library will do our best to share DC’s awesome musical happenings with you, so that your regular weekend schedule of rigorous studying and/or partying can be enhanced with a bit of sweet, sweet music.

Our first official Cool DC Event is coming this weekend at the National Gallery of Art! The Gallery’s New Music Ensemble, a collective of avant-garde composers and musicians, will be performing on Sunday, 9/29 at 6:30. The performances, from modern classical pieces to electronic sound manipulation experiments, will echo through the NatGal’s East Building auditorium, rattling the modern art pieces on the walls above.

Coolest part of this: AU faculty are included among these performers and composers! Our very own DPA department chair Fernando Benadon has a piece, Cotxes, on the setlist, and AU Jazz Workshop leader Noah Getz will be performing on saxophone in another piece, Steve Antosca’s my end is my beginning. So come out, support our faculty and the burgeoning DC experimental music scene, and spend your Sunday evening not trapped behind a book, but lost in strange musical rapture.

Official event page after the jump: