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Meyer's 'In the Trees' series to feature world premiere of 'LI'

April 28, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Brad Meyer performing "LI" in the Trees at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Free Speech Area on the SFA campus.

This concert will feature the world premiere of Meyer's latest percussion ensemble composition, "LI," which stands for "Lines of Inspiration."

"The composition is an abstract, semi-improvisation structure to help facilitate an atmosphere of interactive music and art," said Meyer, professor of percussion studies at SFA.

Approximately 25 performers will draw musical inspiration from different types of art, which will be created by Gaby Hijar, graduate student in the SFA School of Art.

"Performers will improvise on the idea of different pieces of art - paintings, sculptures, etc. - for pre-determined times at various percussion stations," Meyer explained.

The performance will last a little over an hour, and will be located in the wooded area between the School of Music and the Baker Pattillo Student Center. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to SFA's Cole Concert Hall.

Audience members are encouraged to bring folding chairs, picnic blankets, etc. and to also roam around the music installation to experience different vantage points, Meyer said.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.