Sunday Chatter (formerly Church of Beethoven)

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Sunday Chatter (formerly Church of Beethoven)

Time: February 24, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Factory on 5th, The Kosmos
Street: 1715 5th St NW
City/Town: Albuquerque
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Event Type: music, and, poetry
Organized By: E Cline
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2013

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Event Description

Serenata de Santa Fe, Sonic Genius Redux
Serenata de Santa Fe, the renowned chamber music group, will perform works for woodwind quintet from their recent Sonic Genius concert in Santa Fe—Wallingford Reigger’s Concerto for piano and woodwind quintet, and Kenji Bunch’s “Changes of Phase.”


Bunch wrote of Changes of Phase, “Change of phases’ is one of the few terms from high school chemistry that stuck in my adolescent head. I always like the idea of something changing its physical appearance while keeping its chemical integrity (e.g. water to ice to vapor)… There are so many ways to illustrate a change of phase when used as a point of departure, it gave me an excellent opportunity to explore areas of metric modulation, re-harmonizations, minimalism and melodic development.”


Riegger was a major figure in the world of American classical music and was regarded as an avant-garde modernist. He was an original craftsman, he believed in structure; the idea of loose music did not appeal to him. He was a friend of Cowell’s, Ives, Varese and Ruggles.

and he composed music for America’s most innovative dancers, including Martha Graham. His works include much splendid chamber music as well as larger symphonic and choral works, but he seemed reluctant to write a conventional concerto. His only ‘concerto’ is for Piano and Woodwind Quintet, written in 1953.


As the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. His poetry has been published in Albuquerque inner-city buses and various anthologies. Bellamy was recognized as an honorable mention for the University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett Re Peace Prize for his work as a community organizer and journalist and was recently bestowed the populist honor of “Best Poet” by Local iQ and Alibi. He is the co-creator of the multimedia Hip Hop theater production “Urban Verbs: Hip-Hop Conservatory & Theater” that has been staged throughout the country. He facilitates youth writing workshops for schools and community organizations in New Mexico and beyond. Hakim is currently finishing his MA in Communications and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. He is the proud father of a 4-year-old miracle.   

Sunday Chatter Admission prices are $15 regular, $9 for those under 30, and $5 for children under 12, available at the door. The Frequent Attender Pass gives patrons 11 admissions for the price of 10 and can be purchased at the Chatter website,


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