WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue Convocations is teaming up with the Sydney Opera House.On Thursday, February 4, Purdue Convocations will once againwelcome the Kronos Quartet.
The string ensemble will perform composer Jon Rose's "Music fromFences." This is a co-commission between Purdue Convocations andSydney Opera House. Purdue Convocations Director Todd Wetzel saidmusicians will play on a special amplified fence wire instrumentcreated by Rose.
"He originally wrote this for music to be played on a fence butobviously the practical considerations of, how do you take a fenceon tour, meant that they created these instruments that use fencewire. So, the Kronos Quartet plays on these fence-likeinstruments," Wetzel said.
He said the set designer Willie Williams, also designed for LadyGaga and U2's recent tours.
"Specifically what happens in "Music from Fences" is there arevideo cameras attached to the fence wire so the projectionenvironment that happens in this new commissioned work (is that)you'll be looking down the fence wires seeing this beautifulimagery of these vibrating strings and the playing while the workis being performed. So it's a fascinating contemporary piece,"Wetzel said.
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