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Sunday, Oct 25: Chatter Sunday: Gardening at Gropius House

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Composer Neil Rolnick is the featured artist at Chatter ABQ on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Las Puertas. Rolnick works in complex tones; his education as a musician encompassed the fields of computer-generated music as well as the study of more traditional techniques with modernist Darius Milhaud. Rolnick's "Gardening at Gropius House" will be performed. The work, for a large ensemble, is a celebration and meditation on the time the composer spent working as a gardener at the famed architect's residence. The music that resulted from this encounter encompasses a variety of genres; it's a sort of melodic polymorphism that combines electronic and acoustic instrumentation for an experience that is unusually beautiful and captivating.

Writing about this piece of formidable sounds, Rolnick said, "I've always been a sucker for beautiful melodies which stick in my ear, for rhythms which make me want to move my body, for harmonies which I can follow and which can surprise and delight me." Also on the morning's program, Chatter founder David Felberg will play Bach's "Sonata Number One in G Minor," providing a baroque contrast to the modernist proclivities of Rolnick. Poet Richard Wolfson begins the morning's activities. Tickets range from $5-15. Las Puertas • Sun Oct 25 • 10:30-11:30am • $5-$15 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar