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Punk Rocker Mark Flood to Get Classical Treatment Tonight

Culturcide at CAMH. Image via mundimago.com

Culturcide at CAMH. Image via mundimago.com

For those who missed the “exhibition walkthrough” of Mark Flood: Gratest Hits last Saturday at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), it turned out to be a rare performance of the experimental punk band Culturcide, which Flood (then Perry Webb) cofounded in 1980. Whether one is a fan of the art or the band, by most accounts, the performance helped to put the exhibition in a new context.

MusiqaTonight, May 5, the contemporary classical music ensemble Musiqa will give its own reaction to the show. Musiqa has a long history with the CAMH, presenting a series of concerts in thoughtful response to major exhibitions. The program will feature Michael Daugherty, “Walk the Walk” for baritone saxophone and percussion; Jacob TV, “Pitch Black” for saxophone quartet and ghetto-blaster; Christian Lauba, “Jungle” for solo saxophone; Joel Love, “Saxophone Quartet” (a world premiere), featuring members of the University of Houston Moores School of Music Saxophone Studio.

The concert is free and begins at 6:30pm at the CAMH.

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