Second Friday Science Social Special Program! Eastman School of Music and URMC join forces to present percussion and film program “ImPulse” for happy hour concert in the Sarah Flaum Atrium On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 from 4-5 pm, please join us for exciting percussion sounds, specially commissioned film, and a glass of wine in an up-beat, synesthetic performance in the Sarah Flaum Atrium. Eastman Percussion Professor Michael Burritt and his students team up for this collaborative concert with pianist/ filmmaker Xuan (2015E) and the University Interdisciplinary Cluster in Film and Music directed by Reinhild Steingröver (Chair, Eastman Humanities). Seeking to connect the healing arts of music and medicine across the university, the free concert features John Cage’s energetic percussion quartet Third Construction (1941) as well as Eastman alumnus Ivan Trevino’s beautiful marimba duo Into the Air (2010). The highlight of the program is Michael Burritt’s composition Home (2015), a three-movement piece for solo marimba and percussion quartet. The work, which premiered in May 2015 at the Eastman School, pays homage to the beauty of seasonal change in Rochester, as well as ideas of sustainability. For the URMC concert, pianist and filmmaker Xuan was commissioned to create original abstract animation in response to the Home trilogy. Seeking to “transform the traditional performance paradigm,” Xuan creates “colorful, abstract imagery of light that interweave and move with the flow of the music.” Sponsored by the Second Friday Science Social, Eastman School of Music Departments of Percussion and Humanities, UCIS in Film and Music. Read former Dean Guzick's newletter about our inception.