Monday August 27, 2007

Too Cool for School

One Ring Zero will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 in Kennedy Union's Boll Theatre and offer a preview at the Arts Series kick-off party at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at ArtStreet.

"Your coolness quotient shoots up a few points if you're in the know about One Ring Zero," according to the Washington Post.

One Ring Zero will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 in Kennedy Union's Boll Theatre and offer a preview at the Arts Series kick-off party at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at ArtStreet.

Tickets for the Friday performance are $14 for the public, $8 for UD faculty, staff and alumni, and $5 for students. For tickets, call the UD box office at 937-229-2545.

One Ring Zero performs on a variety of exotic and unusual instruments, including the theremin, an early electronic instrument that is played without being touched and the claviola, a rare wind instrument with a piano-like keyboard.

At the kick-off, members of the Oakwood Accordion Band will join One Ring Zero from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by ArtStreet's Thursday Night Live featuring Rhythm in Shoes in an Old Time Music Jam from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no charge for the event.

As Smart As We Are: The Author Project, a film documentary about the making of the group's recent CD, will be offered at no cost on campus at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Sears Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center.

As Smart As We Are married the writings of noted authors to One Ring Zero's unusual music. In this project, the group set music to the words of Canadian poet Margaret Atwood, Garden State author Rick Moody and Dave Eggars, who wrote A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.