No Exit’s Year of Surreality – Surrealist Games at Kent State




October 12, 7PM


Kent State University School of Music

1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242


No Exit kicks off their season of the surreal with Games, a genre-bending multidisciplinary program which takes its inspiration from the parlor games and thought exercises employed by the Surrealists. Games will feature all new art, music, poetry and an installation at Heights Arts (Collaborage) which will correspond to the concert series. The ensemble will be joined by special guests, the phenomenal violin/viola duo andPlay (


Included on the program will be world premiere musical works by Adam Roberts, Maya Bennardo, James Praznik, Timothy Beyer and a triad of anonymous composers  who, using Chopin’s Minute Waltz,  have constructed ‘memory pieces’. 


Additionally, Cleveland area poets Ray McNiece and Raja Freeman have created poetic works which they will recite during the series. 

Collaborage will be open to the public starting on August 18 and will run through October 15. See the event listing for more information.


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


cherries fall (world premiere) – Maya Bennardo

Backwards Addict (world premiere) – James Praznik

End Gaze (world premiere) – Adam Roberts

Dinactic Perplaxity Ritual (world premiere) – Timothy Beyer

3 memory pieces (derived from Chopin’s Minute Waltz) (world premiere) – 3 anonymous composers

With poetry by Ray McNiece and Raja Freeman

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