UAB Music hosts “60x60,” 60 works each 60 seconds long

Experience 60 songs by 60 artists, including a work by UAB Music Professor William Price, D.M.A., in one hour when UAB Music presents “60x60.”

60x60_logoThe UAB Department of Music will host a presentation of “60x60,” the 2012 Presenters mix, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South.

“60x60” features 60 works, by 60 artists, each 60 seconds long, and offers a diversity of styles for a fast-speed, one-of-a-kind performance. The electroacoustic project is presented continuously in a one-hour performance synchronized with an analog clock, without interruption. “60x60” offers something different every minute. Music includes contemporary, neo-romantic, neo-classic, text-sound, ambient, environmental, noise, experimental, theatrical, folk, jazz, blues, tech-house, rock and more. The event is free and open to the public. Call 205-934-0856 for details.

A work by UAB Assistant Professor of Music William Price, D.M.A., “A Memory of Tomorrow,” is included in the presentation.

The New York Times said of the project: “60 new pieces of music, each lasting no more than 60 seconds - is quite mad. But it’s this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round.”

“60x60” presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene by representing 60 works that are diverse in aesthetic and style, according to the “60x60” website. Works are selected from an international pool of emerging and established composers and sequenced in order. The “60x60” Presenters mix is designed to honor and present those composers who have helped promote the 60x60 cause. This mix of 60x60 includes the works of composers who have presented 60x60 performances in the past, present and future. Internationally recognized composer, sonic artist, musicologist and performer Robert Ratcliffe is the coordinator and “macro-composer” of the “60x60” Presenters mix 2012.