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San Francisco dadaist Charles Amirkhanian is best known for his humorous and inventive sound-text pieces, but the InterArts Ministry Ensemble will present the world premiere of a rare instrumental work, His Anxious Hours --Somnisoniferences of Johannes Brahms (somnisoniferences, the word coined by Amirkhanian's friend Nicholas Slonimsky, means "the act of carrying around sounds while one sleeps"). Based on Brahms's "Lullaby" Intermezzo, op. 11 no. 1, it musically depicts Brahms ruminating during an early morning dream. The program also includes Text-Musik by Calcutta-born British computer composer Clarence Barlow, the first live performance of his music in the United States. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus Drive and Monroe; 443-3700 or 443-3711.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Carol Law.

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