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Territorial Limits : Cecilia Lopez | Aaron Moore | Alan Courtis & Cyrus Pireh | Burned House Horizon

Doors 8pm | Show 830pm | $10

Territorial Limits is an evening of performances from dynamic composers whose approaches to improvisation highlight a tension between tradition and evolution of form through chance operations, durational performance, and live­sampling.

These composers explore timbre, spatialization, and hypnotic states as compositional elements on equal footing with traditional parameters such as harmony and rhythm. Their approaches to composition must define a language–or territory–outside of or as a departure from a tradition and then navigate that territory within each composition. Thus each composer is responsible for the creation of a musical system, possibly with new instrumentation, and communicating that system to the listener during each performance.