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CORDIS – Condition Blue: The Acoustics of Aquatics

April 20, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

Condition Blue: The Acoustics of Aquatics celebrates one of our planet’s most precious resources by exploring the unique and dramatic effects water can have on sound production. This innovative multi-media event features the dramatic live music of CORDIS creatively affected and enhanced by the boundless properties of water. The music comes to life amidst breathtaking aquatic imagery artfully curated by The National Geographic Society. Condition Blue is part of a multi project the ensemble has embarked on in an effort to raise awareness of our earth and its precious resources.


CORDIS has been fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional, ethnic instruments to create their signature sound since 2007. This sparkling distortion of progressive chamber music is defined by the talents of electric cimbalomist (and founder/composer) Richard Grimes, multi-percussionist Andrew Beall, electro-acoustic cellist Jeremy Harman and pianist/keyboardist Dan Padgett. The group further crafts their sound by weaving the unlikely timbre of electric mbiras, modified typewriters, pitched wind tubes, 19th- century talking machines and the world’s longest-playing cylinder-driven music box into the mix.




April 20, 2021
7:30 PM