‘Ithaca Sounding’ celebrates homegrown experimental music

Cornell’s Department of Music is collaborating with performers from Ithaca College and the Ithaca community to offer “Ithaca Sounding 2020,” a multiday, multi-venue event, Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

The festival and symposium will feature concerts, workshops, talks, presentations and readings focused on modernist and experimental concert music by Ithacans past and present, including keyboard composers Julius Eastman, Sarah Hennies, Robert Palmer, Ann Silsbee and David Borden.

The events will connect and mediate the themes of music in the academy, marginalized art, improvisational performance practice and queer experimentalism.

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