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Work in Progress: Museum Meets Orchestra Episode 3

For the last few weeks, UCTV Prime’s ¬†“Museum Meets Orchestra”¬†series has followed the progress and process of wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra, during their unique six-month residency that transformed UCLA’s Hammer Museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself.

The third installment, now available online, takes you deep into the creative process to see how the group’s members work together to develop, publicly rehearse and ultimately perform their final concert, “Art. Music.”

Sometimes playful, occassionally intense, you’ve most certainly never seen an orchestra like this.

Watch “Museum Meets Orchestra – Episode 3” online now, and watch for the fourth and final installment January 29 on UCTV Prime.

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Experimenting with Space and Sound

Take some time to meditate on three versions of “California Girls.”

Watch what happens when a small group of musicians meander through a distinctive museum space, experimenting with sound and surprising even themselves.

These are the kinds of unusual experiences you’re privy to in Episode 2 of UCTV Prime’s new series “Museum Meets Orchestra,” which goes behind the scenes of a most unique musical residency. The UCLA Hammer Museum invited wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra, to be in residence over a six-month period in 2012. During that time, the orchestra presented three major concerts and 30 smaller chamber music performances that defied convention and transformed the museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself.

Episode 2 examines in-depth two very different compositions commissioned for the residency.

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