Thursday, January 12
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Composer and performer Philip Hamilton, a member of the Middlebury College class of 1982, will give a concert at the College on January 12. The event takes place in Dana Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
The concert comes during Hamilton's residency at Middlebury, January 9-12, as an Alexander Twilight Scholar. During his residency, he will be working with students in dance and music.
Hamilton is known as one of the leading contemporary composers of music for dance, and is also vocalist who works in in jazz and world music.
The recipient of the 2004 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for his Body of Work in dance, Hamilton creates what the New York Times has called "sensitively, calibrated, juicily explosive music." He has developed his own multi-faceted style of composing that crosses boundaries and defies classification.
For more on Philip Hamilton and his career, see "What the World Sounds Like," from the Summer 2005 Middlebury College Magazine.
The concert is sponsored by the Office for Institutional Diversity, the departments of Dance and Music, Atwater and Wonnacott Commons, and the Center for the Arts.
Dana Auditorium is in the Sunderland Language Center on the Middlebury campus, on College Street (Rte. 30).