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In C: A 24-Hour Performance / Trent Hanna & Gnu Knew

Join us for a groundbreaking performance of In C, a musical piece composed byTerry Riley in 1964 for an indefinite number of performers. Riley suggests, "a group of about 35 is desired if possible but smaller or larger groups will work".  A landmark work, many consider In C to be the first minimalist music composition. Gnu Knew, the Snow College New Music Ensemble under the baton of Dr. Trent Hanna, along with many musicians from the Snow College music program, will be performing a 24-hour presentation of the composition beginning at 7pm at Granary Arts in Ephraim, Utah on October 12, 2018. The performance will move to different locations throughout Sanpete County for the remaining 24-hour duration. Some performers will be attempting the entire 24-hour performance while others will alternate at hour intervals. The public is welcome to join the performers at any time during the 24-hour duration.

24-hour Performance of Terry Riley’s In C

Friday October 12, 2018 4 pm - Saturday October 13, 2018 4 pm


4:00PM Snow College Dance Studio, Activity Center, Snow College

4:30PM Solid Rock Café, 96 E Center St., Ephraim

5:30PM Racquetball Court, Activity Center, Snow College

7:00PM Granary Arts, 86 N Main St., Ephraim

8:00PM- Private Performance/No General Attendance



8:00AM Das Café, 33 Main St., Spring City

10:00AM Cow Field, Ephraim

11:00AM City Park Amphitheater, 700 S 110 E, Ephraim

1:00PM Huntsman Library, Snow College

2:00PM Eccles Concert Hall, Snow College

About the Conductor

Dr. Trent Hanna is an award-winning composer and performer, and his original works have been commissioned and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Hanna premiered his piano concert The Rorschach Test with the Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and later conducted his Fanfare for Peace in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. His composition Dorland (for solo piano) won first prize in the Contemporary Japanese and American Music Composition Competition resulting in a two performances by the composer in Japan. In 2009 he was invited as keynote speaker to the International Crime and Pop Culture conference and premiered his piece Quyannanana (for four percussionists)which was written for the 20-year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spillAs a pianist, Dr. Hanna has performed extensively as soloist with various symphony orchestras, including John Corigliano’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the San Angelo and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestras, and Rhapsody in Blue with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Society of Composers, and has been awarded artist residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Villa Montalvo, Isle Royale Artists-in-Residence Program, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and most recently the Millay Colony for the Arts. Dr. Hanna received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently the director of Gnu Knew and the Coordinator of Theory and Composition at Snow College.

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Community Quilting Project / Rachel Farmer
Later Event: October 27
Portfolio Reviews / Debra Klomp Ching