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Past Event
Public Art
Friday, March 3

About the Event

Please join the Moody and Shepherd School of Music’s REMLABs, on Thursday, March 2, 2023, for the premiere of a new sound and light composition by composer Yvette Janine Jackson.

The new work will be presented every evening through March 19, after the sunset light sequence, from the structure’s embedded sound and light system. The experience is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets are required. Visitors can check here for sunset times in Houston.

About the composer

Yvette Janine Jackson’s work brings attention to historical events and social issues through her electroacoustic radio operas. Her album Freedom, produced by the Fridman Gallery, debuted as Contemporary Album of the Month in The Guardian and its track “Destination Freedom” won the ZKM Giga-Hertz Production Award 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her recent work for orchestra and electronics, Hello, Tomorrow! was co-commissioned by American Composers Orchestra and Carnegie Hall was premiered in 2022. Ms. Jackson’s music has been presented across North America and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, the Venice Music Biennale, Stockholm Elektronmusikstudion, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and in collaboration with Vienna’s Museumsquartier Tonspur and the International Festival of Computer Arts in Maribor. Yvette is an assistant professor in Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry in the Department of Music and teaches for the Theater, Dance & Media program at Harvard University.

This commission was made possible through a partnership with REMLABS and Rice University’s Arts Initiative Fund.

Directions & Parking

The Skyspace is located on the Rice University campus. Please consult the campus map for the nearest campus entrance numbers (8 & 18) and the nearest parking area (West Lot 2). Although there is no physical address, the Skyspace is near University at Stockton. Bus routes 26, 27, 34, 73, & 87 and MetroRAIL Red Line all have stops within walking distance.  

Paid visitor parking is available throughout campus.

West Lot 2 is the closest lot to the Skyspace, located behind the construction area adjacent the Shepherd School of Music. Please note: the parking lot across from Alice Pratt Brown Hall is closed for the construction of the new music building. The easiest way to access West Lot 2 is to enter campus from Entrance #18 off Rice Boulevard and turn right at the parking gates to West Lot 2. Fees for the use of this lot are: $1 for each 20 minutes, with a $12 daily maximum. For visitors with disabilities, accessible parking is available at the south end of the lot.

Central Campus Garage is just north of the Skyspace, east of the music school (underneath the Jones Graduate School of Business). Fees for the use of this lot are: $1 for each 12 minutes, with a $12 daily maximum.

Greenbriar Lot is west of the stadium at the corner of Greenbriar at University. Fees for the use of this lot are:  $3 flat rate per entry, with a $12 daily maximum. Enter the lot from Greenbriar Blvd at campus entrance 13A or 13B.

Payment Instructions: Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover).  When the gate opens, the computer’s “parking meter” begins. Upon leaving, the visitor drives to the exit gate and inserts the same credit card. It is very important to use the same credit card used at entry while exiting, otherwise the computer will not recognize the card. The gate will open in approximately 2 seconds, at which time the meter stops. The computer calculates the time, briefly shows the amount, and automatically bills the credit card.


James Turrell Skyspace

United States