Office Hours: Sebastian Ruth on Bach and Imagining Social Change
Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
In Office Hours, artists, designers, experts, and brainiacs take the doors off of their offices and studios. Stop by for conversation or advice.
_The question of practice is a significant and ongoing part of any musician’s life. A musician’s practice, however, doesn’t take place solely on the instrument. Sebastian will use Office Hours to publicly practice his concept of musicianship, both with a violin, and also by creating a three dimensional concept map of all the ideas that have informed his development of Community MusicWorks._ -Sebastian Ruth
Free with museum admission.
Sebastian Ruth is the Founder & Artistic Director of Community MusicWorks, a nationally-recognized organization that connects professional musicians with urban communities in Providence to create lasting change. As a violinist and violist, Sebastian has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the country’s leading chamber musicians. Sebastian’s work has been recognized with a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, an honorary degree from Brown University, and several features in national press. The relationship between music and social justice is a personal and professional question that has fueled and informed Sebastian’s artistic practice and career.