The Illinois Modern Ensemble was a dramatic symphony. There weren’t much soft and slow tones throughout the performance. It seemed as if it was a thriller or a dramatic contemporary music. The performers used synced movements to certain beats such as a head drop, jerking forward, and making expression. I can see the passion for their art in their face and in their performance. It was very interesting to see that the performance was mostly face paced. Contemporary performances that I have seen are more mellow and slow. This performance made me think of scenes such as someone chasing someone, something crazy was revealed, etc. Contemporary music is not one of my favorite things to listen to or watch. This specific performance was bit more interesting because of how live it was. These 3 performers made a very strong and detailed musical piece.