ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) opens the evening with works by contemporary composers Giacinto Scelsi and Andrew Norman, and selections from J.S. Bach’s “Art of the Fugue.” They then join ambient duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen to perform music from the group’s self-titled debut album of last year, as well as older hits by Arvo Part and Gavin Bryars.
Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie of A Winged Victory for the Sullen mix classical, ambient and post-rock sounds to create classical and electronic music that is delicate, meditative and soaring all at once.
Led by artistic director and cellist Clarice Jensen, ACME is dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily the work of American composers. Known for their work with the Wordless Music Series as well as indie music icons such as Grizzly Bear, ACME’s dedication to cutting-edge contemporary music extends across genres, and has earned the group a reputation among both classical and rock crowds.