22. September 2017 - 17:00

Strange Beautiful Music 10, 3-day marathon of contemporary music | Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Friday, 22. September 2017

The biggest festival of contemporary music in the Midwest enters its double digit years! New Music Detroit expands their music marathon to three action-packed days of experimentation and sound exploration. Weekend and Day General/VIP passes on sale at dso.org or 313.576.5111 (DSO Box Office)

Friday Sept 22, 5pm-11pm
Trinosophes 1464 Gratiot
Day/weekend tickets:

5pm: Khemia Ensemble
chamber ensemble from Ann Arbor

6pm: Juxtatonal
Jocelyn Zelasko, voice / Bryan Hayslett, cello

7pm: YAK
Bowed strings+cymbals and electronics, music for yaks

8pm: Trinosophes presents Joel Peterson's "Guitar Quartet" with Lisa Raschiatore, Abby Alwin, and James Greer

9pm: New Music Detroit performs Nico Muhly, David Lang, Annie Gosfield, and Nik Bärtsch

10pm: Rebecca Goldberg LIVE
electronic instruments, live PA techno

Saturday Sept 23, 2pm-11pm
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Cube
Day/weekend tickets:

2pm: Ryan Jewell + Rafael Toral
free improvisation, percussion and electronics from Ohio

3pm: Aaron Michael Butler
minimal compositions, "A Vast Absence" for tam tam and live electronics

4pm: Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
with music off their new album "RETURN"

5pm: Clem Fortuna + Ben Willis
piano and bass free improvisation, this will be their first time performing together

6pm: Latitude 49
contemporary compositions ft. Steve Mackey's "Micro Concerto"

7pm: James Cornish
Detroit radical improvisors performing and opera

8pm: New Music Detroit performing Steve Reich's
"Music for 18 Musicians" and "Pendulum Music"

10pm: Wolf Eyes
inzane psycho jazz

Sunday Sept 24, 2pm-10pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD
Day/weekend tickets:

2pm: Nick Zoulek
"Rushing Past Willow", saxophone and video

3pm: Nick Photinos (cellist, founding member of Eighth Blackbird)
music and live video from his new album "Petit Artefacts"

4pm: SHOWCASE: Wayne State University Music Technology
ft. SPLICE Ensemble (Kalamazoo), Joo Won Park, electronic music ensemble wayne state (EMEWS), Matt Younglove (Saxophone Professor), music by Elainie Lillios performed by WSU Faculty

6pm: Onyx Ashanti

6:30pm: Donald Sinta Quartet
saxophone quartet, winners of Concert Artist Guild Prize

7:30pm: New Music Detroit: Tribute to the late Pauline Oliveros

8pm: Vicky Chow, solo piano presented by Yamaha Music USA

9pm: Saajtak
4-piece glitchy avant-rock / experimental jazz

General Admission (Advance) $15
General Admission (Door) $20
General Admission Weekend Pass (Advance) $25
General Admission Weekend Pass (Door) $30
VIP Weekend Pass $110
VIP Weekend Pass holders will receive the following amenities throughout the festival:
• One reserved seat throughout the entire festival
• Complimentary light appetizers for the evening (September 23 only)
• Exclusive buffet dinner (available from 5:30pm-7:30pm September 23 only)
• One complimentary drink, with access to cash bar thereafter

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Select "GA Weekend" on any of the ticket links for the weekend general admission level ticket. VIP Weekend Experience also available, including food and drink courtesy of the DSO.

New Music Detroit
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Bureau of Sound
Yamaha Artist Services
Wayne State University Department of Music
Knight Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Third Wave Music

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  • A great night of music with my man James Cornish and his awesome Opera!
  • Backstage follies
  • Day 2 is ready - can’t wait to see you all :)
  • http://www.detroitmusicmag.com/nmd-celebrate-ten-years-strange-beautiful-music/
  • Awesome first day! Thanks to everyone that came and stayed till the end :-)
  • You guys it's killing me I'm so close yet so far! Just landed in Detroit but have to attend my own gig in Toledo instead of the glory that is you. Time is cruel!
  • Annie Gosfield’s Daughters of the Industrial Revolution soundcheck for tonight!
  • Saajtak with live visuals to close the marathon on Sunday night
  • https://www.facebook.com/onyxashanti/posts/10159326506955704
  • Shoutout to The Progressive Underground w/ Chris Campbell for having our production manager Zac Brunell on WDET last night! Far and wide, people are buzzing about #SBM10~ https://wdet.org/posts/2017/09/17/85769-the-progressive-underground-show-231-fundraising-edition/
  • 313 Acid Queen, the oldschool acid techno moniker of Rebecca Goldberg (closing Day 1!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJeuftILkgE
  • Ticket giveaway! Share this image, and when you do TAG a friend and New Music Detroit (so we can find the winner). Do this by Thursday evening and we'll select a winner of TWO WEEKEND TICKETS! Good luck~
  • The impeccable Donald Sinta Quartet from last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqKwW1rkcrU
  • #tbt to several SBMs ago! We loved this one by Mason Bates~ https://youtu.be/bU5Zhcuo3r4
  • tickets for the weekend $25 per day or $25 for the weekend?
  • Latitude 49 at (le) poisson rouge in 2016~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGX1JKjPM0
  • https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2017/09/video-premiere-nick-zoulek/
  • EMEWS ! https://www.facebook.com/waynemusictech/posts/356050638163783
  • SPLICE Ensemble, one of many incredible acts on the WSU Music Technology Showcase, coming at you on Day 3 of #SBM10
  • Day 3