The Hope of Music in a Time of Uncertainty: Going Behind the Beat

Cleveland Museum of Art
Jul 23 · 3 min read
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In May 2019, composer Cenk Ergün premiered a long-form, large-scale work in the Ames Family Atrium, to create a unique experience in the museum’s dramatic architectural space. Co-sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program. Image: Video still from Formare.
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The inspiration behind Antennae by composer Aleksandra Vrebalov is the CMA’s Icon of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa). of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa), c. 1425–50. Attributed to Angelos Akotantos (Greek, c. 1450). Tempera and gold on wood panel; unframed: 96 x 70 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2010.154
Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and David Harrington of Kronos Quartet discuss their collaboration on Vrebalov’s recent commission by the Cleveland Museum of Art, Antennae. Video courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Composer Cenk Ergün joins John Richards and Chris Otto of the JACK Quartet to discuss Ergün’s music and performing in venues apart from the conventional concert hall. Video courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Bandleader Steven Bernstein joins us for a conversation about the roots of jazz in American popular culture.

In May, composer Cenk Ergün premiered a long-form, large-scale work in the Ames Family Atrium, to create a unique experience in the museum’s dramatic architectural space. Co-sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program.

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