Nteractions concert features campus band, live tweeting

Nteractions, Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m
Nteractions, Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m

Nteractions concert features campus band, live tweeting

24 Apr 2014    

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Bands will present an evening of wind music in a concert entitled Nteractions, Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall, but in a switch from the norm, live tweeting will be allowed at the event.

Normally all cell phones are asked to be shut off during the performance but on this special night, tweets will be projected onto a big screen above the performers on the Kimball stage using the hashtag -- #unlbandsconcert

"This is to provide another level of connection between the audience and the Campus Bands and its musical performance," said Douglas W. Bush, UNL Glenn Korff School of Music Assistant Director of Bands (twitter: @dougbush2)

"We're excited to try out this new approach to audience engagement," said Glenn Korff School of Music Director John W. Richmond (twitter: @JohnWRichmond2). "It's going to be such fun!"

The theme, "Nteractions" is an attempt to get the audience discussing the music they are hearing in a real time setting. However, the interaction is not only limited to the audience during the performance.

"The GTAs and I have been using interaction as our focus throughout the semester," Bush added. "The 'Live Tweeting' will simply be the culmination of these activities. It is impossible to create a musical ensemble performance without interacting with fellow musicians, so we have been looking at several ways to achieve/heighten the interaction between the musicians, the music, and the composers. So after using a variety of rehearsal techniques and a visit from a composer, we will add the layer of the 'Live Tweeting'."

The Donald A. Lentz Concert Band will present works spanning 5 centuries by Iwai, Schoendorff, Smith, Standridge, Susato, and Ticheli while the Jack R. Snider Concert Band performs the music of Boysen, Del Tredici, Fillmore, Gilbert, Jordan, and Persichetti.

The bands are directed by Assistant Director of Bands, Douglas W. Bush and Conducting Associates Chris Barnes and James Dreiling.