Up to Date in KC, No. 2

For the next few days I’ll be in Kansas City. I’m giving a couple of lectures to historians and composers at the University of Missouri, and on Saturday evening, 8 PM (with a preconcert talk at 7:15), the town’s premiere new music ensemble newEar is performing my 1991 work Chicago Spiral. The concert’s at All-Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street.  Also on the program are Wayne Siegel’s delightful Jackdaw, three pieces from David Lang’s Child, Imanaka by very talented young Kansas City composer Scott Unrein, and Mysterious Numbers, a beautiful orchestra piece by William Duckworth. Quite the postminimalist program. And I’ll be planning out next year’s minimalism conference with my codirector David McIntire. 


  1. Paul Dresher says

    We’ll both be in Kansas City this weekend! On Saturday night, the Ensemble’s Electro-Acoustic Band is performing at the Conservatory at UMKC, with a program of pieces by Jim Mobberley, Ingram Marshall, John Schott, Dan Becker, and myself. It’s unfortunate that we can’t be at one another’s performances. I hope your’s goes well and we collectively strike a blow for new music in town.
    Paul Dresher