Doors Open Milwaukee

Integrating Musical Creativity into Everyday Life

doorsDoors Open is a project in dozens of cities worldwide that celebrates architecture and design and gives residents a chance to explore their city and feel like tourists in their own town.  Milwaukee was one of the first cities to join the project and certainly has stunning architecture to show off.

ACM is excited to partner with Doors Open Milwaukee again this season to commission composers to write music inspired by four of the spaces and, on the day of the event, to have musicians in each building performing the music every 15 minutes as hundreds of people wander through.

We prominently display the composer’s artistic statement so that everyone knows that the music was custom composed to fit the space.  This year, composers Adam Cole, Hannah Greene, Linda Ostrander and Elizabeth Start have composed music inspired by these great buildings.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Ambassador Hotel  music by Hannah Greene
2308 W. Wisconsin Avenue.
musicians will be present between 12:00 and 3:00

ASQ Center music by Linda Ostrander
600 N. Plankinton Avenue
musicians will be present between 12:00 and 3:00

Central Library music by Adam Cole
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue
musicians will be present between 11:00 and 2:00

BURNHAM BLOCK  music by Elizabeth Start
2714 W. Burnham Street
musicians will be present between 11:00 and 2:00

 

Watch videos from last year!

 

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