CentralSound presents Ex Mus 9: The Politics of Pulse

Thomas Keeley Beth Dodds Horace Bay

Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

CentralTrak begins its new music series CentralSound. An exploration of different types of music from all over experimental genres. The Politics of Pulse will bring back favorite, Ex Mus and feature important works of “downtown music”. This music is a combination of pulse-based minimalism, chance music and structured improvisation. The music that will be performed is extremely harmonic, persistent and additive over time. Downtown music is best known for what it does not do: confine itself to traditional concert space, performance practices, European musical rhetoric, or the conventions of pop music. The repertoire will include works from leading pioneers in musical minimalism, Steve Reich’s “Electric Counterpoint” for Electric Guitar and Tape featuring Horace Bray, Selections from James Tenney’s “Postal Pieces” featuring soloists Beth Dodds and Thomas T. Keeley, and Terry Riley’s “In C” performed by an ensemble of DFW-based musicians.



Thomas Keeley is a violinist from Las Vegas. He received the majority of his training from Martha Gronemeier, the Associate Concertmaster of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He is currently the concertmaster of the New Texas Symphony Orchestra, the director of the Strings Explorers group at DAAYO, violin coach and clinician with the Richardson Independent School District, and a private violin and viola instructor.

Horace Bray is a guitarist and composer currently living in Denton, TX. While attending high school in St. Louis, MO, Horace studied privately with Corey Christiansen, Paul Bollenbeck, Rick Haydon, and Reggie Thomas. He was a member of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, the MO all-suburban and all-state Jazz bands, and was the guitarist for the Birch Creek Jazz ambassadors in 2006. Since coming to UNT in 2010 Horace has played with Jazz singers 1, the L-5, the 4 o’clock lab band, the 2 o’clock lab band, and is now the first undergrad guitarist in the last 15 years to hold the guitar chair in the One O’clock Lab Band.

Beth Dodds is a Dallas based drummer and percussionist best known for her work with Bukkake Moms, Gay Cum Daddies, Problem Dogg and Tedward. She is known for her aggressive yet playful style of improvisation. Though the majority of her output exists in vernacular music she has a strong interest and love for contemporary classical music, especially east coast minimalism and downtown music. Beth begins her undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas in the Fall of 2014.



CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts. As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts. While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.

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