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Washed by Fire: The Music of Keeril Makan

Tonight, at 7:30 p.m. at the Institute for Contemporary Art, "Washed by Fire" — by Keeril Makan, associate professor of music at MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, will be performed by the Either/Or Ensemble.

For more than a decade, Makan has been creating hard-driving, visceral music that is blended with a quiet beauty, offering what Newsday calls “a fascinating wedding of intellect and expressivity.” His musical influences include Indian classical music, American folk music, the European avant-garde, and minimalism. He is the recipient of the 2008 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, among numerous other awards. For this concert, two of Makan's works for string quartet will receive their U.S. premiere.

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For more information about Makan's work, visit the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences website.

The event is a presentation of the ICA/Boston in conjunction with FAST/MIT150, a festival celebrating MIT's confluence of art, science and technology.

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