30 Americans: From Canvas to Score
December 5, 2021
The UofSC School of Music’s Bridging Our Distances social and civic justice initiative and the CMA present a creative collaboration transforming visual art into sound. Eighteen student, alumni, and faculty composers from the School of Music’s Composition Department debut new pieces inspired by selected works from the powerful exhibition 30 Americans. The musical companion pieces, each two minutes or less, honor these visual works of art and groundbreaking artists by responding to their message, content, shape, contour, lines, color, texture, and found materials. The creative process culminates in live performances by three outstanding UofSC graduate ensembles, the New Sounds Trio (strings), the Fuse Ensemble (winds), and The Collective (mixed).
Free. Gallery admission not included. Free admission for college students thanks to Lead Corporate Sponsor Bank of America.
Learn more about UofSC Music’s Bridging Our Distances initiative here.
Ode to Joy (European Anthem), 1997
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 114 in. (228.6 x 289.5 cm)
© Robert Colescott. Courtesy Rubell Museum, Miami