UTC Music Department Presents "60x60" Monday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Imagine 60 miniature musical compositions, lasting no more than one minute each, created by musicians from around the world and presented back-to-back in a seamless one-hour event. The “60 x 60” is an electro-acoustic music event that is enhanced with artistic video. Founded by composer Robert Voisey in 2003 and eclectic by nature, “60 x 60” offers diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise, officials said.  

The event will be held on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.  Admission is free and no ticket is required. 

All individual performances of “60 x 60” are unique to the region where it is performed. Thus, this performance, which will be hosted and coordinated by UTC professor and composer Jonathan McNair, will be unique to Chattanooga and will not be repeated in its presented form.  

Over 35 different mixes of musical miniatures have been produced for this project, including a dance version. As Mr. Voisey states, “A minute can be plenty of time to express a whole gamut of imaginative sounds and movements, or it can be a challenge, forcing the artist to isolate what is most important in his/her work.”  

Musical styles include contemporary, neo-romantic, neo-classic, text-sound, ambient, environmental, noise, experimental, theatrical, folk, jazz, blues, tech-house, rock and everything but the kitchen sink (and maybe even that). Each new 60x60 event contains 60 compositions, each 60 seconds in length, presented continuously in a one-hour performance synchronized with a large, on-stage analog clock, which presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene. Selected works are chosen from an international pool of emerging and established composers.  

Mr. Voisey is highlighted as an entrepreneurial composer, composing electroacoustic and chamber music, his aesthetic oscillates from the ambient to the romantic. He embraces a variety of media for his compositions, and pioneers new venues to disseminate his music and reach audiences. His works have been performed in concert venues and radio broadcasts around the world. 

Mr. McNair is currently U. C. Foundation Associate Professor at UTC, where he serves as coordinator of Music Theory and artistic director of the biennial Contemporary Music Symposium. His career has embraced the creation and performance of new music, community outreach, academic teaching, publishing, and church music and his works have been performed by many ensembles and performers around the world.

This event is presented with the support of the Ruth Holmberg Chair in American Music at UTC, and the UTC Department of Music. For more information call Mr. McNair at 425-4679, or visit http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php.  




Signal Mountain Playhouse Presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Ian Fleming’s classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” on July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the Playhouse amphitheater. Curtain is at 8 p.m. but the box office opens at 6 p.m. for those who wish to buy tickets and place lawn chairs early. Tickets are sold only at the door; there are no advanced ticket sales. Tickets – cash or checks only ... (click for more)

Justin Bieber Brings Purpose Tour To Nashville

Being one of the biggest names in pop music, Justin Bieber is no stranger to everything that comes along with the fame – the sold-out arena crowds of screaming fans, the popstar style choices, the pressures of being judged, the list goes on.    Most reviews of his shows on this tour haven’t been so positive, with the main argument being that he seems to simply ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

Bridge Repair Over 12th Street To Cause Temporary Lane Closure On US 27

While investigating a pothole in the existing bridge on U.S. 27 North over 12 th Street in the construction zone, crews discovered a potential weak spot in the bridge deck that could over time result in more damage to the bridge deck.  For the safety of the traveling public, the outside lane in this area will be closed until the contractor makes necessary repairs, TDOT ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (2)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What You Leave Behind

Randy Travis, one of the best at singing country songs that has ever been, had a song about three people who got killed when an 18-wheeler missed a stop sign. There was a farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher on this bus and Randy tells us: “One's headed for vacation, one for higher education, An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls.” In that wonderful song, the ... (click for more)