Public Program

Live at the Menil: Mineko Grimmer x John Cage

Live at the Menil: Mineko Grimmer x John Cage presents six performances of One10 over three nights in mid-June by Houston’s newest music ensemble Loop38.

Written in 1992, One10 is an innovative music composition written by John Cage for solo violin that is only performed in concert with Mineko Grimmer’s sound sculptures. Jacob Schafer will perform One10 with Remembering Plato (1992).

Staged in the West Temporary Gallery in the Menil’s main building, these performances complement the exhibition Contemporary Focus: Mineko Grimmer. The musical score relates directly to the work on view. Live at the Menil: Mineko Grimmer x John Cage highlights the interdisciplinary and collaborative spirit of both artists.

About Loop38
Founded in 2016 at Rice University and named after the 38-mile ring road that encircles Houston, Loop 38 is a 16-person collective of passionate musicians dedicated to performing new music in Houston. Its members hold degrees from top music schools from all over the world. They have held performances at unique art spaces including the Rothko Chapel, Galveston Artist Residency, Live Oak Friends Meeting Hall, and the Silos at Sawyer Yards.

About Jacob Schafer
Violinist Jacob Schafer performs widely as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Last year, in 2018, Schafer was Da Camera Young Artist and a New Fromm Player at the Tanglewood Music Center.

This program is free and open to everyone. Please note that seating is very limited. We recommend arriving early to secure a seat.