On Feb. 3, 2013, Chicago-based contemporary chamber music ensemble CUBE marked its 25th anniversary with a concert, titled “Hanging From the Edge,” at Fulton Hall. CUBE has strong ties to the University of Chicago community: Patricia Morehead, the founder of CUBE, received her PhD in composition from the University, and John Eaton, Professor Emeritus in Music, serves on its advisory board along with Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor in Music. The concert was presented by the Renaissance Society and combined computer-generated sounds, even incorporating “an uninvited telephone ringing from a nearby office,” with more traditional arrangements. The program also included an untitled piece, performed by Howard Sandroff, Director of the Computer Music Studio and Senior Lecturer in Music, and Ben Sutherland, PhD’01, that involved rapping on two metallic sculptures with various objects including wooden sticks and a violin bow.
More information on CUBE, including audio samples, can be found here.