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IHC to hold ‘music in architecture’

Program explores relationship of rhythm, buildings

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 6:59 a.m. CST

Are you intrigued at the possibility that music and architecture are intrinsically connected?  If so, here’s a  chance to learn in what ways these two important features of our lives work together.

The Morris Area Public Library will offer a program entitled “Music in the Architecture,” sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council. This program will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

Susan Carlotta Ellis will explore the inherent relationship between music, rhythm and harmony in architecture.

Audience members will view architectural works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid and Louis Sullivan while connecting them to the classical music of J.S. Bach, or the jazz standards of Duke Ellington.

The program will traverse the rhythm of everyday life without really thinking about why a space makes people feel safe, protected or happy. By linking living spaces and entertainment, participants will have a greater understanding of the built environment people share with the community. 

The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly (through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency), as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, the IHC, the partnering organizations or funders.

Library to show ‘Argo’ during movie night

The Morris Area Public Library will show the movie “Argo,” starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, during its February movie night f at 6 p.m. Feb. 21.

When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. 

rgo was inspired by actual events. This movie is rated R — and people must be at least 18 to attend.  This movie is free.  To register, call (815) 942-6880.

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