The Cleveland Museum of Art presents a concert focusing on Surrealism featuring the group No Exit New Music Ensemble.
Since its inception, the idea behind No Exit has been to serve as an outlet for the commission and performance of contemporary avant-garde concert music. Now in its 15th season and with well over 300 commissions to date, the ensemble strives to create exciting, meaningful, and thought-provoking
programs—always with the philosophy of bringing the concert hall to the community and by presenting programs in a manner that allows audiences to connect with the experience.
As part of No Exit’s season-long multifaceted exploration and celebration of Surrealism, the group is making its CMA debut with a captivating and utterly entertaining deep dive into the realm of dreams, the irrational, the unconscious, and the inexplicable. This genre-defying multidisciplinary program includes music, film, and more.
More information about No Exit can be found on the ensemble’s website.
Introduction (video) by Timothy Beyer
Dadaist Anthem (video) by Tristan Tzara
La Nourrice Américaine (fast) by Francis Picabia, piano
Caramel Mou by Darius Milhaud, piano
Adieu, New York! by Georges Auric, piano
La Nourrice Américaine (slow) by Francis Picabia, piano
Drie Composities Voor Klavier by E.L.T. Mesens, piano
Backwards Addict by James Praznik, ensemble
Dinactic Perplaxity Ritual by Timothy Beyer, ensemble
The Birdhouse (video) by Timothy Beyer
Breathing Room (video) by Luke Haaksma, ensemble
In Fourteen Steps (video) by James Praznik, ensemble
Cara Tweed, violin; James Rhodes, viola; Nicholas Diodore, cello; Gunnar Owen Hirthe, clarinet; Sean Gabriel, flute; James Praznik, piano and associate director; Rob Kovacs, piano; Shuai Wang, piano; Luke Rinderknecht, percussion; Edwin Wade, art director; Timothy Beyer, director