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Come Together

Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos

Chatter ABQ, a local art/music ensemble noted for its challenging programming and virtuosic performances, presents Albuquerque listeners with the opportunity to hear two of the more daring selections from the modern and postmodern repertoire. Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, a piece for variable-sized chamber ensembles, will be performed at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW) on Sunday, March 29, starting at 10:30am. Rzewski’s work focuses on social and historical themes from North American and South American history; he has written music exploring a number of intensely American issues including social justice among oppressed classes, economics and leftist struggles in Chile.

Coming Together concerns itself with the infamous riots at Attica Prison, using the letters of inmate Sam Melville as a point of departure for examining the nature of freedom, crime and redemption in our modern nation. Musically minimalist but culturally broad, Coming Together is scored for a group of musicians and one reader. Local poet Hakim Bellamy serves as narrator for this compelling performance. The featured ensemble will also perform the work of Czech modernist Bohuslav Martinu, whose composition Nonet was written shortly before the composer’s death and reveals both a celebratory fascination and sadness with life’s processes. Tickets for this intensive interlude cost between $5 and $15. The Kosmos • Sun Mar 29 • 10:30am • $5-$15 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar