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Maya Beiser: Uncovered
September 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm–10:00 pm
Maya Beiser: Uncovered is a concert of startling classic rock tunes, re-imagined and re-contextualized, in stunning performances by Maya Beiser on cello. A “cover tune” can be an homage to the original, but these “uncovers,” in new arrangements by MIT professor and composer Evan Ziporyn, attempt to do more – to evoke the unprecedented power of the music of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Howlin’ Wolf, and AC/DC.
Maya will be joined by indie rock bassist/composer Jherek Bischoff (Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Parenthetical Girls ) and multifaceted drummer Matt Kilmer (Lauryn Hill, Jon Brion, and coordinator/composer for Louie C.K.)
During the pre-concert talk, composer Evan Ziporyn will discuss collaborating with Maya Beiser, the rationale behind the project, and the challenges and rewards of arranging iconic rock tunes for a classical instrument.
$20 general, $10 students, Free with MIT ID. Tickets include talk and concert.