Listening to Architecture

Reception with composer Patrick Zimmerli:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Concert Lecture follows at 6:15 p.m.
Film Screening Room (adjacent to the I.D.E.A. Space in the CAC)

Exhibit, reception & lecture are free and open to the public.

Concert following at 7:30 p.m., Tickets required.  $5-20, tickets purchased at Colorado College Worner Desk or

Exhibit Dates:  June 9-July 17, 2009, I.D.E.A. Space

In collaboration with composer Patrick Zimmerli, the I.D.E.A. Space in Colorado College’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center will highlight the innovative architecture that inspired the composer. Through video, photographs, models, drawings and other ephemera, visitors will have an inside look at the inspiration for Zimmerli’s 4-movement composition, commissioned for the 2009 Summer Music Festival at Colorado College.

Buildings and architects featured:

Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavillion, (Milwaukee, WI), Architect: Santiago Calatrava



Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, (St. Louis, MO), Architect: Tadao Ando,

The Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University, (Seattle, WA), Architect: Steven Holl

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College (COS, CO), Architect: Antoine Predock

Patrick Zimmerli: Biography

New York-based composer and saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli has released 6 CD’s. He is currently writing for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and producing a CD featuring pianists Kevin Hays and Brad Mehldau.

Since 2005 Zimmerli has presented a concert series, entitled Emergence, dedicated to the creation and performance of new work. Featuring his 9-piece ensemble and special guests from the classical, jazz, and electronic music communities, the series has seen 17 performances and over 40 premieres.

Current commissions include a large orchestra piece for the Colorado College Summer Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary Season. Other commissions have come from the Ying Quartet, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, and the Belgian jazz octet Octurn.

His work has been performed at MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum, on NPR’s Fresh Sounds, at the Jazz Composers’ Collective, and at major chamber music festivals throughout the US. Zimmerli’s music has been recorded on the Arabesque, Blue Note, Songlines, Koch, Antilles, Jazz City, and Naive labels, and he has written extensively for radio, TV, and film.

From 2002–2005 Zimmerli was Composer in Residence with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra. Awards include first prize in the first annual BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers’ Competition. Zimmerli teaches at Columbia University, where he earned a BA in 1990, an MPhil in 1996 and a DMA in 2000 in Music Composition.