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League of American Orchestras 2014 Conference Keynote Address

"Claire Chase, the flutist, cultural activist, founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble and 2012 MacArthur Fellow, gives the keynote address this year, sharing her unique perspective on rule-breaking new models that catalyze creativity and nimbleness in new organizational and artistic practices. With Edgard Varese’s 1936 statement that “music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression” as a springboard, Chase imagines a 21st century musical ecosystem with invention as its engine and change as its guide. She will start her address with a performance of Varese’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5." (via League of American Orchestras)