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USC School of Music faculty member at Metropolitan Museum

USC School of Music faculty member, Michael Harley, will participate in the New York Metropolitan Museum's artist-in-residence program, which is partnering with Alarm Will Sound, one of the most creative ensembles working today. Harley is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound.

Hailed by New York magazine as "the Seal Team Six of new music," Alarm Will Sound creates unique and thrilling performance experiences. Just beyond the cutting edge of music, dance and theater, this highly respected and accomplished group of performer-composers turns its collective imagination for one year to the Met's permanent collection and galleries.

Alarm Will Sound will be artists-in-residence at the Met during the 2013-14 season. The residency will feature four performances beginning in October, including site-specific collaborations that will explore various gallery spaces.

The residency includes the New York premiere of Steve Reich’s “Radio Rewrite,” written for Alarm Will Sound and the London Sinfonietta, and a program titled “The Permanent Collection” in which the ensemble imagines their own musical version of the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection, developing a canon for the new music ensemble.

Michael Harley teaches bassoon and classes in music history and contemporary music, coaches chamber music, and is artistic director of the award-winning Southern Exposure New Music Series.

See the Met Museum’s schedule with Alarm Will Sound.