Faculty Artist Series: Luther's 'Music in the Shape of a Pear' concert series features music for trombone and electronics

Luther College’s “Music in the Shape of a Pear” concert series will present guest artist Dylan Chmura-Moore, performing music for trombone and electronics, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features recent works for trombone and electronics including "Ko Ka Ko Ka" (1999) by Christian Lindberg, "FITTINGinSIDE" (2007) by Stefan Prins, and "I will not kiss your f.ing flag" (2009) by Marco Stropa. 

Guest artist Dylan Thomas Chmura-Moore is a performer and advocate of music written today and has had a voice in the premieres of numerous compositions. From combining music of antiquity with contemporary improvisation, to erasing the line between the solo musician and theatrical performer, Dylan enjoys new and original endeavors to which he may articulate his voice.

Dylan frequently performs in collaboration with dancers, painters, and performance artists. Further, he is a musician who seeks to exploit new technology in performance. He is an accomplished programmer in Max/MSP and has designed his own midi triggers and other interactive devices to electronically manipulate sound, live in concert.

"Music in the Shape of a Pear" is a semi-annual concert series directed by Luther College’s Composer-in-Residence, Brooke Joyce. Performances include collaborations between Luther faculty, staff and students, local musicians and guest recitalists.