College of Music

LIVE STREAMING AT music.colorado.edu/live (UPDATE BROWSERS FOR BEST PERFORMANCE.) OUR NEXT PENDULUM CONCERT IS WEDNESDAY, March 18th, 2015 in GRUSIN HALL • IMIG MUSIC BUILDING #C129, 301 UCB, BOULDER CO, 80309 • 303-429-8008 • VIEW MAP

The Pendulum New Music concert series, now in its 14th season, presents some of CU's best performers from all departments, premiering original music of our CU composers. Every monthly concert also features a faculty or guest performance.



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Post-Concert Blog Post from Pendulum DIrector Hsing-ay Hsu

Last night was our latest Pendulum New Music concert at CU-Boulder. We have had a lot of very active and motivated undergrad composers this year, and it's always interesting to hear about what they're experiencing in this crucial period of their lives.  Somewhat ironically, our public concert stage, with its spotlights and worldwide livestreaming, provides the perfect safe place for them to process their intimate thoughts on personal growth.  And talking to the audience is an important part of our training process.  One student talked about her journey in using dance to process difficult circumstances, and to change her perception of the body as being weak and "destructible" to being a beautiful vehicle of expression. Another student talked about the importance of vulnerability as an artist. I find these moments of sharing to be delightful and precious.  As I mentor these young artists, I am refreshed to know they are growing up and forming their own identities, right here in front of me.   
-Hsing-ay Hsu

Wednesday, March 4, 2015