Fulcrum Point New Music Project

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Fulcrum Point New Music Project is Chicago’s most ambitious advocate of new music from around the world. Fulcrum Point has presented more than forty-five performances in a host of venues, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music & Dance, and the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Critics have called Fulcrum Point programs “genre-bending, envelope-pushing,” “consistently provocative,” “intellectually stimulating,” and “barrier busting.”

Book Sounds: Experience a spectacular multimedia family concert featuring two musical compositions based-on Caldecott Medal-winning authors: Bruce Adolphe’s adaptation of Eric Rohmann’s Time Flies and David Stocks’ adaptation of Joseph Had A Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Illustrations from the books are projected above the stage while a professional actor narrates the story.

Blood On The Floor: Composer Marc Anthony Turnage crafted a nine-movement outcry against the drug culture that killed his brother. Turnage was also inspired by the Francis Bacon painting of the same name and by the Langston Hughes poem Junior Addict. This critically acclaimed work for full-orchestra is a brilliant amalgam of form and free-style, fusing 500 years of classical music and the timeless creativity of modern artists.
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