Selections from Eliane Radigue's OCCAM OCEAN: Carol Robinson and Nate Wooley in Concert

April 5, 2018 / 7:30pm

$15 general; $10 for MOCA Members; FREE for students with valid ID

This performance is organized in conjunction with NEOSonicFest presented by Cleveland Chamber Symphony

A reception will precede the program in MOCA's ground floor from 6 - 7:15PM

"...The freedom to let yourself be overwhelmed, submerged in a continuous sound flow where perceptual acuity is heightened through the discovery of a certain slight beating, there in the background, pulsations, breath." - Éliane Radigue

Distinguished composer Éliane Radigue used these words to describe her ever-expanding composition Occam Ocean, an ongoing acoustic work with influences ranging from electromagnetic waves to Wiliam of Okham's philisophies to science fiction mythologies. For this special MOCA concert, clarinetist Carol Robinson (born United States; lives in Paris, France) and trumpeter Nate Wooley (born 1974, Clatskanie, Oregon; lives in Brooklyn, New York) will perform two solos (Occam XVI and X, 2014) and a duet (Occam River III, 2014) inside the INDUCTION exhibition. 

Radigue is renowned for her electronic music, in particular, with the ARP Synthesizer. In 2005, however, she began composing for acoustic instruments, works that are performed by a select group of exceptional musicians at venues across the globe.

A Franco-American clarinettist and composer of over fifty works, Robinson is celebrated for her eclectic, collaborative approach to music and interdisciplinary performance. She performs in major international venues and festivals such as Festival d'Automne (Paris), MaerMuzik (Berlin), and RomaEuropa (Rome). Robinson's music has been recorded by numerous labels and her discography includes recordings of composers including Giacinto Scelsi, Morton Feldman, Eliane Radius, and Phill Niblock.

Wooley is an acclaimed trumpeter who has performed alongside icons such as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Ken Vandermark, and Yoshi Wada, as well as collaborated with artists ranging from Chris Corsano to Mary Halvorson to C. Spencer Yeh. Wooley's work has been featured at numerous festivals and venues like Poland's WRO Media Arts Biennial, the Copenhagen Jazz Festivals, and the Walker Art Center. 

Major support for INDUCTION: Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue is provided by an Anonymous Donor, DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky, John P. Murphy Foundation, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, and Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté. Generous support is provided by Maurice Marciano, Gina and Stuart Peterson, Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle, and Allison Rubler. Additional support is provided by the Robert Blumenthal Gallery, Suzi and Andrew B. Cohen, and Linda and George Kurz. Community support provided by Courtyard Marriott, Cleveland University Circle.

This program is generously sponsored in part by the Andrew Dempsey Memorial Fund.

All current exhibitions are funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Leadership Circle gifts from anonymous donors, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Jan Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.

All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.