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    The Unconservatory

    Presented by at NEC's Brown Hall

    February 19, 2014


    The Unconservatory

     10 majors, 4 countries, 8 difficult conversations, half a cup of anxiety, a heaping portion of exploration, a pinch of breakdown in communication, and a healthy side of humor and irony. That's the Unconservatory.

    This fall, an eclectic team of students banded together to interpret the varied themes of NEC's Music: Truth to Power festival. The result is a raw performance that explores the process of engaging in difficult conversations to discover one's truth. Through a series of musical vignettes, you will have the opportunity to react to the highs and lows of the process - from constructive dialogue, to anxiety and misunderstanding, right through to collaborative action. At the Unconservatory, convention is thrown to the wind - Shostakovich shares the stage with free improvisation, Rzewski mingles with original student compositions, and the audience can finally have their say. Come join the conversation.


    Yang, Guang A person Who First Met with a Snare Drum (2013)

    Bryce Leafman, snare drum


    Dramm, David Smack Girl

    Mathilde Geismar, viola and kick drum


    Simpson and McShane Dialogue

    Shane Simpson, piano

    Billy McShane, saxophone


    Sullivan, Rebecca Four Ways to Look Hot While Singing in Public

    Rebecca Sullivan, voice


    Chopin Ballade No. 1

    Wesley Chu, piano

    Tong Wang, recorded voice


    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 Mov. 1

    Leo Marillier, violin

    Tong Wang, piano


    Rzewski Les Moutons de Panurge

    Shane Simpson, piano

    Audience, percussion


    Date: February 19, 2014 - 8:00 PM

    Price: Free

    Location: Brown Hall - 30 Gainsborough Street Boston, MA



    NEC's Brown Hall

    290 Huntington Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

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