This Saturday, Oasis Cafe presents series continues with What Is Noise, an award winning ensemble described as “precise, expressive, and convincing”* at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel at the Education & Community Center.
What Is Noise (Nicholas Southwick, flutes; Anastasia Christofakis, clarinets; Megan Arns, percussion; Cholong Park, piano; Joshua Burel, violin; Justin Page, cello) is an award-winning ensemble that has performed throughout the United States. The ensemble made its Carnegie Hall debut in May of 2014 as part of their “American Stories” concert tour that included performances in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and New York.
What Is Noise is passionate about building community by performing culturally relevant music and remains a strong advocate for new music and educational outreach. What Is Noise is associated with Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and has worked with composers Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Don Freund, Lansing McLoskey, David T. Little, Edward Knight, Tania Leon, Katherine Hoover, and Jennifer Higdon among others. Members of What Is Noise hail from Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina, New York, Missouri, and South Korea. The ensemble’s name comes from an idea expressed by Jacques Attali in his book Noise: The Political Economy of Music that music has lost some of its inherent social value, as it has increasingly become a commodity. He expresses that there is intrinsic importance in the connection of the composers and performers with their shared community, and this is the way to obtain meaning through new composition. Free concert and refreshments. Families welcome.