Doors 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 has partnered with Doors Open Milwaukee every year since 2015 to commission composers to write music inspired by several of the featured 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.
Featured Buildings and Composers
City Hall music by David Carter
Central Library music by Adam Cole
Federal Courthouse music by Adam Cole
U.S. Bank Building music by Sylvia Simons
BURNHAM BLOCK music by Elizabeth Start
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