Sunday, November 18, 2012 Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama Performs in 'Black Angels' in Connection With 'Chaos Theory' Show

Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Photo by Tom Marrs)

Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, President of the American Viola Society, is featured at and

 The Music of Black Angels
 Katrina Becker
 November 17th, 2012

In a spacious gallery filled with the striking and innovative work of 60 artists, four musicians share the spotlight on a small stage. Although they’re playing traditional acoustic classical instruments – violins, viola, and cello – the sounds they create, alternately disturbing and hypnotic, are anything but conventional.

Welcome to this weekend’s remarkable Black Angels program on the Downtown Chamber Series (DCS), offered in conjunction with the annual Chaos Theory show at Legend City Studios.

Named for an iconic Arizona amusement park, Legend City is a former auto body shop turned arts venue at 521 West Van Buren, and the workspace of artists Randy Slack, Jon Balinkie, Jason Grubb, and Brandon Sullivan.  “It’s a real point of civic pride,” says DCS founder and Phoenix Symphony musician Mark Dix. “Of the downtown arts community, Chaos Theory really is the annual show people want to [show] in, because each artist is only allowed one piece, and that piece has to be created that month –- thus the term ‘chaos’.”

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