Under the Radar: new contemporary-arts festival in Omaha

Posted on: July 11, 2014

In Thursday’s (7/9) World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), Casey Logan previews Omaha Under the Radar, a contemporary performance festival founded this year by soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett featuring experimental music, theater, and dance at various venues in Omaha from July 10-13. “If you catch only one event all weekend long, make it Saturday’s performance of composer Steve Reich’s ‘Music for 18 Musicians’ at Kaneko (1111 Jones St.). The day begins with a free workshop on arts entrepreneurship at noon, followed by theremin artist Dylan Lilla at 1 p.m. and a ‘soundscape of percussion’ by University of Nebraska Omaha musicians at 1:30 p.m.… The festival continues at Bancroft Street Market at 5 p.m. with performances by Ohio-based tuba player Aaron Hynds, Chicago flute-voice-and-electronics trio In the Same Breath, East Coast troupe Rhymes With Opera and UNO’s new music collective Ensemble 768.” A separate article by Daniel Siepmann on Thursday (7/9) at NewMusicBox notes that the Omaha festival emphasizes “Omaha interpreters performing the works of Omaha creators.”

Posted July 11, 2014