In conjunction with the exhibition Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University presents a free not-to-be-missed performance by internationally acclaimed performer, composer, conductor, and historian, Luciano Chessa, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 5–6 p.m. The program will take place in the Organ Recital Hall, located immediately above the museum, on the second floor of the University Center for the Arts, at 1400 Remington St. A reception will follow the performance in the museum. General museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m., Thursday until 7:30 p.m., and all exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.
Luciano Chessa, D.M.A., Ph.D., is a composer, conductor, audiovisual and performance artist, and music historian. His performance of “intensely visual scores” in a concert he curated for Routette Intermedium last Dec. was described as “gripping” by New York Times chief classical music critic, Anthony Tommasini. For his program at CSU, Dr. Chessa will present a set of compositions for piano, organ, and amplified voice based on Futurist sound poems by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Carlo Carrà. The program also includes Chessa’s most recent “Inneschi” for microfeedback, sleigh bells, and bullhorn, and Cromlech, a large organ piece he premiered in Melbourne’s Town Hall in May 2018.
The exhibition is on view until April 11, 2020, and is free and open to all.