Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

March 19, 2003


DALLAS (SMU) -- The "Music in the Meadows" monthly concert series at SMU's Meadows Museum will present "Kim Corbet and Friends: A House Divided," a multi-dimensional work produced by Corbet's ensemble, comatheatre, and showcasing creative artists from around North Texas. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 30, in the museum's Smith Auditorium, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus.

Corbet and Dr. Kevin Hanlon, both associate professors of music at the Meadows School of the Arts, along with composer David Anderson, an analyst with SMU's Department of Geological Sciences, will team with members of the Dallas Creative Music Alliance to explore their collective artistic response to America, post-9/11. Combining a broad reach of contemporary classical, jazz and international styles, the performance promises to take on a "surreal street corner ambiance in two acts," according to Corbet.

Corbet formed comatheatre in 1996 as a resident ensemble for the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. The ensemble includes musicians, graphic artists and dancers, who work with videographers, projection artists and stage designers to perform multi-media shows that break through traditional artistic media boundaries. Currently, comatheatre both performs and produces shows at various venues throughout Dallas.

Kim Corbet began teaching at SMU in 1982, fresh from doctoral work in trombone, jazz and electronic music at the University of North Texas. In addition to teaching jazz, rock history and improvisation at SMU, he has been a mainstay in Dallas radio, including 16 years at KERA, and has maintained a professional performance career. Through his work with BL Lacerta, comatheatre and a handful of other ensembles, he has enjoyed extended residencies at the Dallas Museum of Art, Arts Magnet High School, the University of Texas at Dallas, the Bath House Cultural Center and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. He is currently negotiating for a comatheatre residency at Southside on Lamar.

The Music in the Meadows series features performances by the outstanding music faculty and students at the Meadows School in an informal setting that encourages audience interaction. Concerts are held once a month in the fall and spring at the Meadows Museum. All concerts are FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call 214-768-2516.