We are delighted to invite you to the grand opening of an extraordinary new exhibit, "Tone Rhythm Pitch: Exploring Percy Grainger's Free Music," at the Percy Grainger Home & Studio in White Plains, New York. This event will take place on Thursday, September 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY.
Percy Grainger occupied 7 Cromwell Place for forty years, using it (among his many activities) as his laboratory for his experimental music machines. Drawing inspiration from the sounds of nature, Grainger's lifetime passion was Free Music. From an early age, he imagined music that would glide continuously across the pitch spectrum, without the need for metrical rhythms and, ultimately, without the need for a performer; the composers’ ideas would be translated directly into sound.
Through a carefully curated collection of original photos, artifacts, and displays, we aim to transport you into the mind of this musical genius as he explored his vision of music of the future.
West Point Clarinet Quartet
To add an extra layer of interest to the evening, we are thrilled to announce that the clarinet quartet from West Point Academy will be our special guests. Their performance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and we are sure they will pay homage to Grainger's experimental spirit. We are certain that their performance will captivate and inspire all in attendance.
Dr. Paul Jackson, Percy Grainger Society President, will be visiting White Plains during the second week of September and will be attending the event.
The exhibit will also be open on "Walk-In Wednesdays," which are selected Wednesdays (typically the last Wednesday of the month) for the duration of the exhibit, March, 2024,
Kindly register to ensure your place at this event. We anticipate a high level of interest, and space is limited. We look forward to welcoming you to the opening of "Tone Rhythm Pitch: Exploring Percy Grainger's Free Music."