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Internationally acclaimed musicians to perform in May 24 concert at the Toledo Museum of Art

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For several decades, a pair of composers from Maumee, Ohio and Austria have collaborated on albums, museum exhibitions, concerts, and music festivals across the globe. Later this month, the pair will return to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) at 7 p.m., Friday, May 24 for a concert in the Little Theater. 

Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story are performing in conjunction with “Everything is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music. The exhibition in the New Media Gallery pairs a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings with a carefully curated musical composition.  

“They produce beautiful melodic lines and electronic backgrounds that are very beguiling,” explained Scott Boberg, TMA’s manager of programming and audience engagement. “People love the atmosphere of their compositions.”

In 2017, Story transformed TMA's GlasSalon into an eight-channel, multi-sensory installation called The Roedelius Cells­—Story's own radical reworking of recordings he made of Roedelius at the piano.

One of Story's "cells" is included in “Everything is Rhythm” and during this concert, Roedelius and Story will perform selections from Cells and their collaborative project Lunz as well as some electronic improv and solo piano works.

There will be a meet and greet with Roedelius and Story following the concert. A selection of their solo and collaborative recordings will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $12 for members, $16 for nonmembers and $8 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets visit toledomuseum.org. It’s Friday! activities are sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.