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Chamber Music @ AEIVA April 7: UAB Music presents four world premieres within installation exhibition by Jessica Angel, “Facing the Hyperstructure"

  • March 17, 2017
The musical performance “Air in a Loop” will feature four world premiere compositions by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, performed within Jessica Angel’s site-specific, large-scale installation.

chamber music aeiva"Facing the Hyperstructure," a large-scale, site-specific installation at UAB's Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, by AEIVA's first artist-in-residence Jessica Angel Hear chamber music and experience the graphic, large-scale installation created by Colombian-born artist Jessica Angel at Chamber Music @ AEIVA, Friday, April 7.

Presented in collaboration by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Chamber Music @ AEIVA offers a reception after work in a relaxing setting with art and music. The reception, held inside the AEIVA, is at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The fifth Chamber Music @ AEIVA will feature a concert in conjunction with Angel’s site-specific installation, which covers the entire lobby and atrium. Angel’s installations aim to enable forms of collaboration among sciences, philosophy, music, art and new media. Angel uses a variety of materials, including cut vinyl, paint and wallpaper, to transform architectural interiors by distorting the viewer’s visual perspective. The completed “Facing the Hyperstructure” installation will be unveiled to the public March 31, alongside the 41st annual Juried Student Exhibition.

The musical performance is titled “Air in a Loop.” It will feature four world premiere compositions written by members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance: Monroe Golden, Holland Hopson, Kyle McGucken and Tom Reiner.

The performing musicians are from the UAB Department of Music as well as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera: Hillary Tidman, flute; Diana Dunn, oboe; Kathleen Costello, clarinet; Tariq Masri, bassoon; and Kevin Kozak, French horn.

The event is sponsored by the UAB Department of Music, AEIVA, BAMA, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Call the Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or visit

  • April 7