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Musician Victor Gama Presents "works for Acrux and Toha" -- a solo performa...

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The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

330 N. Orchard St.

Madison, WI 53715

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The Institute for Regional and International Studies at University of Wisconsin- Madison cordially invites you to this special event:

Angolan composer and musician, Victor Gama, will be visiting Madison in March for a musical performance and interactive audience discussion/instrument demonstration. The event will be followed by a reception featuring non-alcoholic beverages and light appetizers.

Learn more about Victor Gama and enjoy samples of his music:

http://www.victorgama.org/

https://soundcloud.com/victor-gama/os-senhores-do-medo#t=0:00

https://www.youtube.com/user/pangeiainstrumentos

John L. Waters of The Guardian has stated the following about Gama's performances..."the event's most impressive and resonant mix of sound, vision and concept was INSTRUMENTOS, an exhibition/performance...by Angola-born inventor and musician Victor Gama. Each instrument is a beautiful object; each implies a different audio-vision journey that's both ethnic and high tech."


Victor Gama is a composer and designer of contemporary musical instruments for new music. He performs solo, with his trio or with ensembles playing his large pieces from small to big halls such as the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall or Centro Cultural de Belém. He makes music for dance, film, theater and multimedia performances using his unique set of musical instruments as exclusive sound libraries. He's been commissioned to compose for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra/MusicNOW, the Kronos Quartet or the Prince Claus Fund and has created instruments for collections in museums such as the National Museums of Scotland. INSTRUMENTOS, his award winning interactive exhibition with workshops and concerts, has been installed at London's Royal Opera House, Madrid's Fundación Carlos D'Amberes, UK's National Center for Design and Crafts and many more.


The evening's events are all FREE and open to the public, but in order to ensure sufficient seating and food at the reception, we are asking folks to pre-register.


For more information, please visit: www.iris.wisc.edu OR contact Sarah Ripp, Assistant Director for Programming and Communication at 608-262-0616 or skripp@wisc.edu.

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