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SHH! A Very Quiet Concert Series

Jazz Jaguars, Brian Pickles, and Katie Porter

2018-11-11 14:00:00 2018-11-11 16:00:00 America/Denver SHH! A Very Quiet Concert Series SHH! is a new concert series featuring the work of nine local composers who have composed and arranged quiet music specifically for the Library. Main Library -

Sunday, November 11
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-11-11 14:00:00 2018-11-11 16:00:00 America/Denver SHH! A Very Quiet Concert Series SHH! is a new concert series featuring the work of nine local composers who have composed and arranged quiet music specifically for the Library. Main Library -

SHH! is a new concert series featuring the work of nine local composers who have composed and arranged quiet music specifically for the Library.

Spend time in the Library while listening to live, ambient music. SHH! concerts will be held the second Sunday of each month: October 14, November 11, and December 9. Performances will take place at different — sometimes surprising — locations throughout the Main Library. 


Artist About the Artist

Jazz Jaguars


Jazz Jaguars will be performing interactive music that the listener can silence or start with their own actions, with only a few seconds of delay.

Jazz Jaguars have consistently aspired to play sensitive, beautiful music by fusing elements of traditional jazz with doom lounge (yes, it’s an actual genre). They are also the curators of “Jazz Jagz Wednesday Doom Lounge Nite At Twilite Lounge," an weekly art/music show running at the Twilite Lounge since 2015.

Brian Pickles


For this event, Brian will be using recordings of outdoor scenes (sounds recorded in coastal North Carolina, downtown SLC, and other locations), along with the modular synthesizer. The idea is to create a subtle aural accompaniment to the physical surroundings — layered sounds and "musical" gestures, alternating with periods of silence.

Brian Pickles (synthesizer, sampler, field recordings, etc.) creates improvised sound environments, using a variety of homemade recordings, augmented with add'l instrumental sounds.

Katie Porter


For this edition of SHH! clarinetist Katie Porter will play music of the Wandelweiser Collective: Works for quiet clarinet in space, time, and silence by Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Jürg Frey, Manfred Werder.

Katie porter is a clarinetist and curator specializing in experimental music. She co-founded the venue Listen/Space (Brooklyn, NY) and curates the Listen/Space Commissions. She also co-directs the VU Symposium for experimental, improvised and electronic music (Park City, Utah) and is working on a giant multi-year project of experimental works for solo clarinet at Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, a land artwork in remote northern Utah.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | All Ages | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Performances & Presentations | Music |

Main Library


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Mon, Feb 06 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 11:00AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2022 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The structure embraces a public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium.

A multi-level reading area along the Glass Lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the Library and the Crescent Wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Wed, Feb 08, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Sat, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Entrance

Tue, Feb 14, 10:15am - 10:45am

Tue, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Feb 15, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Feb 21, 10:15am - 10:45am

Tue, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Feb 22, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Feb 28, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 01, 10:15am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Thu, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Mar 03, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tue, Mar 07, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 08, 10:15am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab