No Exit New Music Kicks Off Season of Live Performances

Timothy Beyer

Fri 9/24 @ 8PM

Fri 10/1 @ 8PM

Sat 10/2 @ 7PM

Cleveland’s No Exit No Music has kept pumping out its contemporary, commissioned and adventurous music via virtual programming through the pandemic. But now, finally, it’s returning to live performing with a series of September/October concerts at Cleveland State’s Drinko Hall, SPACES Gallery and Heights Arts.

The program will feature music by No Exit’s artistic director Timothy Beyer (“Amputate III, a piece for piano and electronics) and Agata Zubel (a bass drum solo called “Monodrum”), and new world-premiere works by Jiří Trtík, Derrik Balogh and Giuseppe Desiato.

“We’re always interested in presenting music that is both challenging and rewarding for our listeners, and this program is no exception,” says Beyer. “Represented on the program are international composers from Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland, along with two Cleveland area composers. Jiří Trtík, one of the artists who wrote a new piece for us, is from Prague, but he spent some years in Cleveland as a CIM student. Although Jiří has since moved back across the Atlantic, we consider him to be an honorary Clevelander. And he’s thrilled to be returning to his second home for our world premiere performance of Forest City.”

They’ll perform at Drinko Hall on Friday September 2, at SPACES on Friday October 1 and at Heights Arts on Saturday October 2. Masks are required at all performances. Like all No Exit concerts, they’re free.

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