"Junk Music" coming to Norton Center
RELEASED: January 10, 2002
DANVILLE, KYDonald Knaack, a composer who uses junk
that is recyclables
as instruments, will appear in concert at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts in a performance set for Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. Knaack will also accompany the Twyla Tharp dancers at the Norton Center on Jan. 23.
Tickets are on sale at the Norton Center box office. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Patrons also may call (859) 236-4692 or toll-free at 1-877-HIT-SHOW.
Knaack invented "Junk Music" early on with pots and pans as a toddler. The Junkman recently toured Europe, has performed with the rock group Phish and on the Vans Warped Tour. He has also appeared on "Late Night with Conan OBrien."
Tin cans, automobile brake drums, saw blades, an old computer, highway signs, oil cans, wine bottles, radiator parts, window shutters, flower pots, scrap metal and wood are just some of the 100-plus pieces of junk he uses to create "Junk Music."
Knaack, a graduate of the University of Louisville's School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, will be an artist-in-residence at Centre Jan. 14-18. During his concerts, Knaack enjoys getting his audience involved. On Jan. 18 Knaack will oversee a campus-wide Final Junkjam on the patio of Cowan Dining hall from 3-4:30 p.m.
The College's Norton Center for the Arts is a regional performing arts center, which annually brings to Centre a series of important musical groups, Broadway shows, individual performances and other works from the performing arts. A complete series schedule and subscription information is available upon request. You can also learn more by visiting http://www.centre.edu/web/nortoncenter/index.html.
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