Music ensemble wild Up to present a three-day residency at Purdue University February 6-8, 2018.
The adventurous music ensemble wild Up will present a collection of residency activities at Purdue University in February—which will include: Historical Beers with wild Up at 1869 Tap Room and lectures with several Purdue University classes on Feb. 6, FREE meditation workshop at the Purdue University Co-Rec on Feb. 7, and will culminate with a performance of wild Up’s Future Folk at Loeb Playhouse on Feb. 8.
Founded in 2010 and led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, wild Up is the go anywhere, play anything music collective that has collaborated with orchestras, composers, rock bands, and cultural collectives around the globe—embracing unusual venues, programs, and repertoire. They’ve recorded with Björk’s preferred backup choir in Iceland, jammed with chamber-pop band San Fermin beneath a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, performed scores by Oscar-nominated composer Mica Levi, collaborated with members of Jane’s Addiction, and recorded an afrobeat opera about the end of the Mayan calendar. Wild and wildly successful, the ensemble was named the Best Classical Music of 2012 by the Los Angeles Times. wild Up also was the first-ever Ensemble in Residence at UCLA’s Hammer Museum and has since filled the same role with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra—as comfortable teaching a class on composition as they are a class about creativity and consciousness.
February 6 / 5:30PM-7:30PM / 1869 in the Purdue Memorial Union
All tickets $15 and can be purchased in advance through online or by calling the Purdue University box office at 800-914-SHOW.
Led by Archie Carey the founder of SolArc Brewing (wild Up’s Bassoonist) — we explore the intersection of the traditions of experimental music and experimental fermentation. Archie and SolArc specialize in gruit: “People generally think of gruits as un-hopped beers. But we like to think of them as beers that are free to contain a larger number of ingredients than your modern American brews, beers not limited by the archaic strictures implemented by 16th century imperialists with monopolies on hop growing. So we let our imaginations run – as, I’m sure, did the world’s earliest brewers.”
February 7 / 9:30AM-10:30AM / CoRec, MP7 / Free and open to the public.
CoRec membership not required to participate in the session.
Join us for a 60-minute mediation session led by wild Up’s founder and artistic director, Christopher Rountree and wild Up’s bassoonist, Archie Carey.
February 8 / 6:30PM / 1869 Tap Room in the Purdue Memorial Union
Join us for conversation and thought provoking activities before the show. Free and open to Feb. 8 ticket holders.
February 8 / 7:30PM / Loeb Playhouse / Tickets $21-30
With FUTURE FOLK wild Up creates a communal concert of sound/noise/experience that celebrates old-world ways of living in the modern era. wild Up and the audience will explore the music from: Ancient India, modern California, post-war New York, and from American composers that envision a future form of music rooted in folk ethos.
Immediately following the performance join members of wild Up for a gathering at 1869 Tap Room. Free and open to Feb. 8 ticket holders.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $21 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call (765) 496-1977 for more details or learn more about Group Sales.