Art Remastered 2021: “What Stays Behind” By Andrew Rodriguez
This fall, Krannert Art Museum, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, and the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have partnered to premiere What Stays Behind, a new site-specific composition by Andrew Rodriguez at the 2021 Art Remastered.
Rodriguez’s original score for strings and percussion probes how we experience the spaces of Allerton Park and KAM in regard to sound and movement. The piece will be performed by twelve students from the School of Music, who will be physically spaced out in unique configurations throughout Allerton’s Sunken Garden and KAM’s East Gallery. At each performance, audience members are invited to move throughout the space and in-between performers to participate in an immersive experience.
Two performances will take place in the Sunken Garden at Allerton Park on Saturday, October 2 at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
Kerry Marie Broker
Another unique performance of What Stays Behind will occur in the East Gallery of Krannert Art Museum on Thursday, October 7that 6:30pm. Face coverings and registration is required. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.
About Andrew Rodriguez:
Andrew Rodriguez is a composer, producer, and guitarist originally from West-Central Texas and currently based in Champaign, Illinois. He utilizes his intimate history as a performer in the American punk/hardcore scene to formulate the core of his music. Rodriguez holds a Master of Music from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; he is an alum of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music and a former Bouman Fellow for Kinds of Kings’ 2019-20 residency at National Sawdust.
About Art Remastered:
Since 2017, musicians in Urbana-Champaign have written and performed songs inspired by artworks on display at Krannert Art Museum as part of the annual Art Remastered program. Conceived and organized by Kamila Glowacki, Art Remastered transforms the art museum into a lab for musicians across various musical genres and backgrounds to expand their creative practice, a sanctuary for audience members to reflect and experience artworks through alternate perspectives and modalities, and a space for communities to gather and share in the experience of each performance.
For directions from Champaign, please view the Allerton Directions & Map. Once you’ve arrived, please use the Park map for directions to the Sunken Garden (#27 on the map). Parking is available in area located across from the Sunken Garden, as indicated on the map.