Making/Breaking the Binary: Suzanne Ciani in Concert

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Jennifer Bartlett, Positive Negative Series #3, 1971, enamel over silkscreen grid on two baked steel plates. Photo by Joseph Hu, courtesy of Locks Gallery.

In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985, curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents a concert by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Presented in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, the concert will feature Ciani’s Buchala synthesizer and piano compositions, preceded by a conversation with the composer.

Making/Breaking the Binary surveys a generation of pioneering female artists and relates their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age. The exhibition will include visual artists Jennifer Bartlett and Lynda Benglis, and video and media art pioneers Sonia Landy Sheridan, Joan Jonas, Lynda Benglis, Shigeko Kubota, and Dara Birnbaum.


Originally created with Center support for the 2012 FringeArts Festival, Georgia Tech Arts now presents Thaddeus Phillips’ Red-Eye to Havre de Grace at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

A simulcast of the Supper, People on the Move performance at the Icebox, screened outdoors at Independence Mall, free and open to the public.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Paul Hostetter is the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities at Columbus State University, and is a conductor for the Sequitur Ensemble and the New York Concerti Sinfonietta.

FringeArts presented the US premiere of After the Rehearsal/Persona by director Ivo van Hove and his Dutch theater company, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, at the 2015 Fringe Festival.

Over its 18-year history, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Lively Arts Series has engaged local and national artists to share their work with the college and surrounding Blue Bell community.

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Since his emergence as a professional jazz saxophonist and composer in the 1950s, Wayne Shorter has earned a reputation as one of the most influential jazz musicians of our time.

Grants & Grantees

Historic Germantown is a collaborative of 15 historic houses, museums, and landscapes in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The sites have worked together for decades, gradually building their collective capacity in both infrastructure and interpretation.

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The Painted Bride commissioned composer, bandleader, and jazz drummer John Hollenbeck to create and perform a new work with his Large Ensemble.

The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will conduct a community concert at the Collingdale Agape Missionary Church of the Nazarene, as part of the Philadelphia Folklore Project’s Center-supported initiative.

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Kathleen Forde is an independent curator based in New York City and Istanbul and the artistic director at large for Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul.

Choreographer Susan Rethorst visited the Center to speak with Pew Fellows about her work and process.

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Dave Burrell is a pianist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.