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February 18, 2008

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Director
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0945 (cell)

MEDIA ADVISORY: MASS Ensemble Presents Residency Activities at UT Tyler

MASS Ensemble

MASS Ensemble will present five days of residency activities prior to their performance at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.


MASS Ensemble is known for large-scale instruments and kinetic performances, and they will install an Earth Harp, known as the world’s largest stringed instrument, from the top of the UT Tyler Cowan Center to the ground as well as conduct workshops and classes to involve the public.


The internationally-renowned performance group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. Tickets are $36, $26 and $16 and are available at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office or online at www.cowancenter.org.


Three hundred complimentary tickets are available to UT Tyler students.

Residency activities include:

  • Friday, Feb. 28

2 p.m. – Exterior Earth Harp installation (approximately two hours installation and tuning time).

  • Saturday, March 1

2 p.m. – Exterior Earth Harp demonstration.

One-hour workshop gives participants the opportunity to create music with members of MASS and develop an in-depth understanding of the mechanics and principles of the invented instruments of MASS.

  • Sunday, March 2 

2 p.m. – Exterior Earth Harp demonstration.

3 p.m. – Instrument building workshop.

MASS invites participants to create and build their own fully functioning sculptural stringed

instruments.

Sign up at UT Tyler Cowan Center box office (UT Tyler students and employees must present current ID).

  • Monday, March 3

6:30 p.m. Yoga and Sound Workshop.

A two-hour workshop in which participants will blend yogic movement, breathing and vocalization with the musical vibration of live long-string music.

Sign up at UT Tyler Cowan Center box office.


For more information, contact the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424. Box office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

 
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