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Music-Making

Troy, NY

December 13 | 8:00 am - December 17 | 5:00 pm EST
EMPAC
Alarm Will Sound will develop "Paper Pianos," a piece that highlights four human voices: the Afghan pianist Milad Yousufi, Getachew Bashir (Ethiopia), Hani Ali (Somalia), and Akil Aljaysh (Iraq); creating a space for the audience to experience empathy. Milad Yousufi fled to New York from Kabul, where he lived under the Taliban’s threat for pursuing music.

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THIS MUSIC SHOULD NOT EXIST

György Ligeti’s music is filled with drama because his life was dramatic. His work embodies these dreams and nightmares. Melodies intertwine to form dense webs, conflicting rhythms tick like a roomful of clocks gone awry, and the tiny spaces between notes are packed with charged activity. Learn More

PAPER PIANOS

Paper Pianos explores the refugee experience through the life of pianist Milad Yousufi who was forced to flee Afghanistan to avoid persecution. Learn More

MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD

Alarm System is a program that brings musical artists from a variety of backgrounds together with Alarm Will Sound to create new work. The goal is to expand the circle of those who can make great music for us, and who can contribute their ideas to the new-music world. Learn More

SPLITTING ADAMS

Alarm Will Sound has teamed up with New York Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast Meet the Composer to create a new kind of concert experience. Learn More

MIND OUT OF MATTER

Scott Johnson has created Mind Out of Matter — a work examining religion from an atheist point of view. Learn More

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