You’re invited to an unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist KATHERINE V. MATASY, violist ANNE BLACK, and GrubStreet’s prize-winning poet ALLISON ADAIR. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by VICTORIA CHEAH, collaborating with video artist PAWEL WOJTASIK. CHRISTOPHER TRAPANI, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written work for accordion and live electronics developed at world-renowned computer music center IRCAM in Paris. Poet ALLISON ADAIR will curate and read a series of poems for the event, including original poetry that she and other poets have written in response to the theme of the concert.
VICTORIA CHEAH (music) and PAWEL WOJTASIK (video) – We burned the care of our flies for viola & accordion, *world premiere*
CHRISTOPHER TRAPANI – Recession for accordion and live electronics
DAVID OWENS – Soliloquy VI for solo viola
ALLISON ADAIR – original and curated poems
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