From Randi Plake:
“Listening in Reverse” is a two-day conference focused on influences–forgotten, hidden, suppressed, or just not considered–and featuring concerts, talks, presentations, and other interventions. The premise that any sound, object, or behavior can reward close attention and, consequently, can act as source, material, or shaping influence for a piece of music is more or less foundational to musical experimentalism. Equally foundational is that the music made offers an experience independent from these influences. But listeners, whether they are composers or performers or audience members, are rarely innocent of a desire for meaning. And that meaning may be found inside the experience of a piece and outside in anything that shaped the piece, or in the interplay between the two.
Dates: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5
Time: 8 PM
Place: World Music Hall