Performance: Artists Connect - Seth Parker Woods

Experience a performance by cellist Seth Parker Woods

This program will take place in the Alsdorf galleries, particularly in Gallery 141.

In this performance, Seth Parker Woods juxtaposes a series of solo cello works—from 17th-century Italian Baroque pieces to 20th- and 21st-century radical contemporary compositions. Drawing inspiration from natural landscapes, found sounds, the Twi language, and Tibetan ritualistic practices to create their compositions, the various works on this program together offer insight into the connections and conversations between the old and new around the theme of invention and the act of borrowing.

Dehiscence: A Sonic Radicalisation

Sonata in A minor: Como Manuscript 

Giacinto Scelsi
Maknongan (1976) 
solo cello

Giuseppe Maria Dall' Abaco
Capriccio primo  
solo cello

Claudio Gabriele
PNOM (2005)  
solo cello

Giovanni Battista Vitali
Passa Galli  
solo cello

Alvin Singleton
Argoru II (1970) 
solo cello

Giacinto Scelsi
Triphon: Jeunesse, Energie (1957)  
solo cello

Artists Connect is a series of in-gallery programs that highlight the creative process. Artists, poets, dancers, and musicians engage with works of art, making connections to their own practice and inspiring new ways of understanding the Art Institute’s collection.

*Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday, 5:00–8:00—including during this event.
Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Performance: Artists Connect - Seth Parker Woods

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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