ELECTRO BEATS A Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra performance consists of pounding drums
and clicking keys. Photo by Paul Mitchell
Christopher Burns’ must-hear music series is “unruly” in many ways. The music is often adventurous and disorderly, and it’s also not fond of rules, traditions or categories. This spring’s three-day installment of “Unruly Music” is no exception. It opens on a global note, including music by Cambodian composer Chinary Ung, Brazilian Alexandre Lunsqui and Argentine Osvaldo Golijov. The show concludes in an all-American spirit, showcasing a piece by the late godfather of American modernism, Elliott Carter, alongside works by Milwaukee composers. But things should really get unruly on Friday, when Burns fields an “improvisation summit” that will have violins and saxophones playing alongside the Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra.
Unruly Music (April 4-6). Vogel Hall. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. 929 N. Water St., 414-273-7206, marcuscenter.org.