James Beauton & Justin Morrison: Convolution
The San Diego Symphony’s annual January Festival returns in its fourth year entitled, Hearing the Future. Throughout the festival, which runs January 9 - 27, the organization explores and celebrates the power of music and art to give voice to the evolution and revolutions in the world at large. The festival, curated by composer-conductor Matthew Aucoin (b.1990), will shine a spotlight on the music being made today – from composers and performers who are still in high school, to a 90-year-old jazz master. The festival will also explore the way music from the past — from Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz to the creators of African-American spirituals — engaged with the most urgent issues of their time.
The inextricable nature of music and movement is often taken for granted. Yamaha performing artist James Beauton and Justin Morrison will explore this entanglement with "Convolution: A Twisted Journey of Music and Movement.” Beauton will guide the evening’s sonic journey performing various compositions on marimba, vibraphone, drums, gongs, and triangles, while Morrison performs original work based on the ways dance has interacted with music over time.