On the evening of Saturday, September 30th we are proud to present pianist/percussionist Zac Brunell’s experimental music curation platform Detroit Bureau of Sound (MI) and avant-garde composer Rocco di Pietro (CMH). Detroit Bureau of Sound will be performing “Sounds of Resistance”, an original work that incorporates Iannis Xenakis’ piece “Rebonds A + B”. Rocco Di Pietro will be performing his new work “A Turning for Pauline Oliveros”. The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 7:30pm. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
DETROIT BUREAU OF SOUND is an experimental music curation platform with a simple objective: to deepen your connection with sound, itself. Weaving together the boldest forms of sonic art, DBS creates intense experiences for the ears and more.
ZAC BRUNELL is a performer and concert producer in the Motor City. As director of the Detroit Bureau of Sound, his work engulfs a range of avant garde music through his productions, which have been described as “sounding as raw as mating bull elephants” (Lansing City Pulse on “X is for Xenakis”). A classically trained percussionist and pianist, Zac is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Music and is currently Production Manager with the award-winning ensemble New Music Detroit.
“NOISES OF RESISTANCE” uses the music of Iannis Xenakis as told by Zac Brunell to convey the math and proportions of nature. Xenakis was leading a resistance against the British Occupation in Athens in 1949 when half of his face got blown off in an explosion. He went on to become one of the most imaginative and influential minds of architecture and music. Using recordings of Xenakis’s electronic body of music alongside his solo percussion piece “Rebonds A+B”, this performance represents the stubbornness and methods of resisting, as in counteraction, be it individual or collective.
Rocco Di Pietro (born 1949) is composer, pianist, author, teacher, and habilitationist whose work crosses multiple disciplinary boundaries.