The Cornell Department of Music in conjunction with the Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial welcomes Tacet(i) Ensemble for “Extended instruments and global sounds.” The project offers a series of performances and workshops concerning the ideas of sonic identities and instrumental connotation in global cultures and will also serve to hybridize Southeast Asian musical tradition and transgress boundaries of sounds and instruments.
Tacet(i) was founded in 2014 by a group of Thai contemporary musicians to create new ideas of music and arts in Thailand. Currently, the ensemble focuses on collaborative projects involving living composers, musicians, artists, and performers. Their visit to Cornell is curated by visiting lecturer and composer Piyawat Louilarpprasert and features collaborations with Cornell composers and artists.
The ensemble will visit MUSIC 3140 in Lincoln Hall B20 on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11:25 am for a discussion on contemporary music from Southeast Asia.
Also on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8:00 pm in Barnes Hall, Tacet(i) performs “Global Sound,” a concert of music by diverse composers: Daniel Sabzghabaei (Iran/US), Thanakarn Schofield (Thailand), Jia Yi Lee (Singapore), Miles Jefferson Friday (US), Travis Christopher Johns (US), Laura Cetilia (US), and John Eagle (US). Violinist Ariana Kim also joins this performance.
Then for Midday Music on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:30 pm in Lincoln Hall B20 Tacet(i) performs works by Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri in a program entitled “Human and Machine.”
Finally, on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8:00 pm in Lincoln Hall B20 the ensemble presents “Transcending Tradition,” an improvisatory performance in collaboration with Christopher J. Miller and the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble.
The events are free and open to the public.
This residency is co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program.