Is a speeding automobile more beautiful than the Winged Victory? Is Dionne Warwick’s “Are You There?” greater than the Ninth Symphony? The Grate Society, a small group of Ann Arbor composers and performers think so. They will be in Detroit on Friday, May 19 presenting a program of musical works and “total theater events” for Wayne State’s Friday Night Coordinating Committee.
Their productions take the form of large, environmental activities which stress the sights, sounds and action of the contemporary scene in its amazing multiplicity of forms.
The equipment used in the concerts have included pianos, eight track tapes, banjos, motion pictures, stylized automobiles, slide projectors and pies. They perform their own works as well as those of John Cage, Robert Ashley and L. Baines Johnson.
If you still don’t know what the Grate Society does, come to Lower Deroy Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on May 19th and find out. As usual there will be no admission charge.