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VORTEX and the American Gamelan, March 15

VORTEX percussion Michael Holland, artistic director VORTEX and the American Gamelan With New Dialect Sunday, March 15 Noon: Documentary film: LOU HARRISON: A World of Music, Portrait of a great composer who followed his own dreams. Trading a fast-paced New York career for a cabin in the woods, Harrison embraced “world music” before the term…

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 in , , ,


VORTEX percussion’s “musical yard sale,” Nov. 9

VORTEX percussion Michael Holland, artistic director Sunday, November 9 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Bells, Whistles and a Musical Yard Sale Experience some of the most playful and engaging music for percussion written in the last 25 years. VORTEX opens its picker’s collection — a vast cornucopia of things from the attic,…

Posted on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in , , ,


Blair School artists take home nine Nashville Scene Best of Nashville awards

On Wednesday, October 9, the Nashville Scene released the winners of its 2013 Best of Nashville awards, and Blair School-affiliated artists took home a record-setting nine awards: eight Writers Choice awards, plus a Readers Choice award. Senior Lecturer Peter Cooper won the Readers Choice award, voted Best Music Writer by the Scene‘s readers. Signature faculty…

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in , , , , , , ,


Blair School hosts piano sale May 23-27

On April 7, 2013, the Blair School of Music’s acclaimed student percussion ensemble, VORTEX, presented the southeastern U.S. premiere of George Antheil’s Ballet mécanique. It’s a wildly raucous piece of music that includes airplane propellers, electric bells, 10 pianos, and much more. At the heart of that piece are eight player pianos that must be…

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in , , ,