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Victor Gama: Pieces for Acrux and Toha

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Victor Gama’s live work – Pieces for Acrux and Toha – is a new composition written for acrux and toha, two contemporary musical instruments from his INSTRMNTS (previously Pangeia Instrumentos) series. Both instruments originate from the use of a compostion method he named “the Golian Modes,” aimed at developing a system of music composition and theory linking ancient knowledge and traditions to cutting edge digital technologies and contemporary practice. This new piece includes the development of a chromatic tuning system for the acrux and new resonators for the toha. The acrux draws design inspiration from the Southern Cross constellation and the toha from the nest of the weaver bird found in Angola’s southern provinces of Cunene and in the Namibe desert.

This free, unticketed event is presented by the IU African Studies Program and the College Arts & Humanities Institute. Doors will open a half-hour prior to the performance, at 6:30 pm. More information.