No Exit’s Year of Surreality: Piano Dada at Cleveland State

Date:

03-08-2024

Time:

March 8, 7PM

Location:

Cleveland State University

Drinko Recital Hall

2001 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115

No Exit and their partner Heights Arts invite you to look backwards into the future as they present  Piano Dada. The program will feature piano music originally presented at the Festival Dada (in 1920) and Soirée du Coeur à Barbe (in 1923). Many of the pieces that will be included on the program were written by artists associated with the Dadaist movement such as Marcel Duchamp’s Erratum Musical, La Nourrice Americaine (fast and slow) by Francis Picabia and Drie Composities Voor Klavier by Elt Mesens. Also appearing on the program will be an ensemble rendition of Musical Erratum and a new experimental work (à la John Cage) by Luke Rinderknecht inspired by the techniques, ideology and methods of the Dadaist.


Each concert will feature filmic presentations of Tristan Tzara singing The Song of a Dadaist and No Exit performing Hugo Ball’s iconoclastic poem Karawane. The ensemble will also perform a live rendition of a newly created series of sound poems.

 

In conjunction with Piano Dada, No Exit will create a dadaist/surrealist environment at Heights Arts titled Irrational Objects: Backwards Into the Future. The exhibit will be comprised of art and objects created for the installation in addition to elements of set design. Contributors will include Edwin Wade, Steven Mastroianni (https://www.stevenmastroianni.com) , Jeremy Paul (https://maelstromcollaborativearts.org) and Timothy Beyer. Irrational Objects: Backwards Into the Future will be open to the public starting on March 15 and will run through May 12. 

 

As always, No Exit’s concerts are free and open to the public. Adventurous listeners are welcome!

 

 

Program

 

Erratum Musical – Marcel Duchamp

 

Trois Morceaux en forme de Poire – Erik Satie

 

La Nourrice Américaine – Francis Picabia

 

Three Easy Pieces – Igor Stravinsky

 

Caramel Mou – Darius Milhaud

 

Adieu, New York! – Georges Auric

 

Drie Composities Voor Klavier – Elt Mesens

 

Erratum Musical (ensemble version 1) – Marcel Duchamp

 

untitled  (world premiere) – Luke Rinderknecht

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