The George Eastman Museum, fivebyfive, and Marc Webster explore the intersection of art and music in this virtual program inspired by the Eastman Museum’s current exhibition James Welling: Choreograph.
The project began when Rochester-based quintet fivebyfive commissioned composers to create new music in response to Welling’s photographs. Through physical distancing, the musicians worked with audio and video engineer Marc Webster to create one-of-a-kind music videos for each piece of music.
“It Can’t Not Be Dance Music” is the world premiere of the music videos and will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with the musicians, composers, and artist James Welling.
The program is generously sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology and is supported by New Music USA and made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. Follow the project as it unfolds.