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Concert by Tony Conrad at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center

Performance will take place on October 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Posted: October 1, 2005
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is pleased to present Parallel History I by Tony Conrad on Friday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. This performance is part of Beyond/In Western New York which was on view at the Burchfield-Penney from April 16 – August 14, 2005. Organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Beyond/In Western New York included more than 50 artists from Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, Northeast Ohio and Southern Ontario and was on view at 13 museums and galleries in Western New York.
A chamber work for eight amplified strings, Parallel History I is a bricolage of skewed appropriations from Western musical monuments, somewhat in the tradition of Anton Webern’s "arrangement" of a Bach fugue. In Parallel History I, the common practice harmony of the West has been "translated" into an alien scale using tones that were eclipsed by our standardized music notation. Parallel History I was written for Beyond/In Western New York, and this performance is a world premier.
Admission to this concert is free for members of the Burchfield-Penney and $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Don Metz at 878-6120 or by email at
About the Burchfield-Penney Art Center
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo Niagara and Western New York State. Through its affiliation with Buffalo State College, the museum encourages learning and celebrates our richly creative and diverse community. For more information, call (716) 878-6011 or visit
The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students and $3 for children and is free for students, faculty and staff of Buffalo State College and members of the Burchfield-Penney.
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center thanks Lumsden and McCormick LLP, The Premier Group and an anonymous donor for their generous support of Beyond/In Western New York 2005. In addition, we thank Judge and Mrs. John T. Elfvin, Northtown Automotive Group, The Baird Foundation, Consulate General of Canada, Buffalo / Consulat g?n?ral du Canada, Buffalo, Hadley Exhibits Inc.and M&T Bank for supporting all 13 participating venues in presenting this exhibition.
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