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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6415, trholm@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/
News release prepared by: Nellie Ryan, 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CLASSICAL CROSSOVER GROUP, THE AHN TRIO, TO PERFORM AT K-STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM

MANHATTAN -- The classical music group The Ahn Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

The Ahn Trio consists of three Korean-born sisters, Maria, Lucia and Angella, who were all educated at Juilliard in New York City. Performing chamber music with a modern flair, the group's K-State show will be based on their hit CD, "Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac," featuring special arrangements of well-known songs such as Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" and David Bowie's "This is Not America," plus a variety of inventive new works.

Also as part of the show, today's globally connected digital culture will be entwined with live music when special guest Paul Miller, otherwise known as DJ Spooky, digitally samples the trio's music as they perform. He will re-mix it on the spot and creates a special audio and visual art experience.

In a free afternoon lecture open to the public, DJ Spooky will demonstrate the complex relationship between text and art in a multimedia context, mixing historic texts, rare audio recordings and films, at 3:30 pm. April 9 in McCain Auditorium.

Working with a wide range of artists, from Chuck D to Yoko Ono, and searching for sounds from Antarctica to the South Pacific, Paul Miller uses his remixes to reveal the hidden stories of our world. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist and writer for The MIT Press.

In using the essays that are in Sound Unbound, Miller makes the lecture format a cross between a formal exploration of the issues in which Sound Unbound focuses, and the remix concept that drives much of the book. It is a rip-mix-burn-lecture.

Tickets for The Ahn Trio with DJ Spooky are on sale now. Prices start at $11 for K-State students and $22 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty, children and military also are available. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/