USA Music Presents Brian Allen in Multimedia Concert January 27 at Laidlaw


Posted on January 23, 2015 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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Brian Allen presents "intermediate"

The University of South Alabama Department of Music is pleased to present Brian Allen performing “intermediate,” his new solo work for film and music on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. This new work combines original videos, photographs, drawings, animations and texts that are accompanied by live trombone, percussion, crickets and car keys. Allen describes “intermediate” as the sound of a map being folded. It is the second in a trilogy of films, albums and books created by Allen.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

More about the performance and the artist

The new work "intermediate" combines original videos, photographs, drawings, animations and texts that are accompanied by live trombone, percussion, crickets and car keys. Allen describes “intermediate” as the sound of a map being folded. It is the second in a trilogy of films, albums and books created by Allen. His first, “Obscure Relatives and Prepositions” premiered last year and has previously been performed at The Outpost, Webster Film Series, UCLA, University of Wisconsin Madison, Sala Jaime Sabines Tuxtla, Missouri State Composition Festival, Santa Fe University of Art & Design and others.

Allen’s USA performance is part of his “intermediate” tour that starts at the Fonoteca Nacional in Mexico City and takes Allen to theaters, museums and universities all along the Gulf Coast and up the Mississippi River, including the Webster Film Series, Brooks Museum Film Series in Memphis, LSU, Nicholls State, Southern Mississippi, Missouri State, FSU, Central Florida and Sun-Ray Cinema in Jacksonville.

Originally from Texas, now based in Mexico City, Allen has performed across North America, Europe and Japan. He composes and plays trombone with his band Brainkiller, and with Ellery Eskelin, Dominique Leone and Roswell Rudd among others. He has given workshops at over fifty universities. Poet Guadalupe Galván and Allen have a book entitled “Vals,” run Cafe Aurora in Mexico City and design books, calendars, clothing, postcards and radio shows. Support from Edwards Instruments is helping make this event and Allen’s tour possible. For more information on Allen go to www.braintone.com or www.facebook.com/nellanairb. 

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Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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