Scrapbook Gems: Harry Partch Inside Out
Date:Thu, 11/1/2018 - Wed, 1/2/2019
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“Maverick,” “iconoclast,” and “isolationist” are terms that historians and musicologists have frequently used to describe twentieth-century composer Harry Partch. Partch constructed his own music instruments, crafted his own tonal system, and found his artistic inspiration from non-Western musical traditions and sounds. His experimental approach to music was not created in isolation, but was fostered by his relationship to his family members during his early childhood. While he never published an autobiography about his life, he did eventually create an autobiographical sketch of his music in the form of two scrapbooks. His scrapbooks demand that we look beyond his music and writings in order to understand him as a man of many dimensions. This exhibit explores the hidden gems within Partch’s scrapbooks which help lend a deeper perspective to his music and life from the inside out.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
CLOSED: Saturdays, Sundays and some Federal Holidays, but can be opened for special tours with advanced request.