Music Communicates What Words Can’t

Music crosses the language and cultural barriers that often make communication difficult. I cherish my experiences as a performer and as a listener. This music, from Steve Reich, performed by Alarm Will Sound, musicians I had the pleasure of knowing when we all studied at the Eastman School of Music, reflects the groups own philosophy. “Our approach goes beyond the music itself. We frequently incorporate video, text, theater, and movement into our productions to inspire new questions in our listeners and encourage the search for new answers.” Including the audience and their experience into a performance epitomizes the purpose of the performing arts.

Karine Stone