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ETHEL with special guest Todd Rundgren - Tell Me Something Good

Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:00 pm Kay Theatre

Todd Rundgren was at the top of the pop charts in the early 1970s with his inventive work as a solo rock artist and later branched out to become a sought-after producer for major rock groups. He continues to expand his artistic scope with new ideas and new projects. In 2005 the contemporary string quartet ETHEL, an ensemble acclaimed by Andante.com as “…a mighty amplified force, with style, breadth, power, chops, and rock ’n roll spirit,” teamed up with Rundgren for a tour of the United States and Europe.  These boundary-busting artists reunite in a ’70s-inspired program that showcases the breadth of their collective musical vision.

The program will include solo performances by Rundgren and ETHEL as well as collaborative repertoire. ETHEL will perform Judd Greenstein’s Octet 1979, which incorporates the sound of synthesizers from the 1970s; Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel; and a selection from Lou Harrison’s Quartet Set. Todd Rundgren’s solo repertoire and ETHEL/Rundgren collaborative repertoire, to be announced from the stage, may include the Rundgren songs “I Saw the Light,” “Flamingo,” “ Zen Archer,” “Stood Up,” “Soul Brother” and “Black Maria” as well as “Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song” by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Learn more about recording artist and producer Todd Rundgren and the pieces featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

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Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel Lou Harrison - Quartet Set “Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song” comes from the comic operetta Iolanthe or The Peer and the Peri (1882) by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.  Learn more about this classic work and Gilbert and Sullivan's fourteen other comic operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance through these resources held in the collections of MSPAL: ________________________________________________________________

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ETHEL and Todd Rundgren An Inside Look at Producing Live Recordings

Monday, October 29, 2012 12:00 Noon Faculty/Staff Lounge (Above Applause Cafe)

ETHEL and Todd Rundgren will give a seminar/discussion on the process of creating live recordings.

Both ETHEL and Rundgren draw from a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area, and they share their thoughts on the challenges and possibilities therein — from the practicalities of editing and mixing to the applications of live tracks in commercial and not-for-profit contexts.

This session is run as an open forum where audience members are encouraged to ask questions and contribute their own observations.