Paul Rudy

Julie Denesha / KCUR 89.3FM

An electronic soundscape greets visitors to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on a recent Sunday afternoon. Some carry yoga mats as they walk into the main gallery, and settle in on the floor. Musician and composer Paul Rudy stands in front of a large-scale collage of rice paper, and wooden shelves lined with ceramics.

Rudy is tall, and dressed all in white, with a golden scarf. He chooses an instrument — and the musical meditation experience begins.

Julie Denesha / KCUR

Composer Paul Rudy's favorite moments in music are accidents. His new work, Martian Chronicles, will have a different sound each time it is played. Rudy takes gleeful pleasure in allowing musicians so much freedom.