Thursday, May 01, 2008

Events Tonight

If you're in or around Princeton, check out Audiologo's event, which will be accessible via the Net as well:

• Thursday, May 1, 2008 •
Uncovering What Is Brave: 2008 Generals Concert
Taplin Auditorium
Fine Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
8:00pm (live recording; seating until 8pm and during intermission only)

You Are Most Beautiful When... my live performance piece for the Composition Program's General Exams Concert. This concert promises to be a quite exciting affair, with each of us taking risks, and pushing forward our creativity with new works from my compatriot Graduate Fellows in Composition, Mark Dancigers, Anne Hege, and Andrea Mazzariello (as well as myself). Each of us has written work in response to a particular composer's work. My piece is a response to Der Doppelgänger by Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) as performed by legendary contralto Marian Anderson and her long-time accompanist, pianist Franz Rupp. The theme of my response is gratitude, creative collaboration, and friendship, and features the "distinctive, rich, and compelling" voice of soprano Aurora Micu (replacing Boston Fielder), and the "...magical, something to celebrate..." pianist Francine Kay, along with other special virtual guests, and my first experimentation with a traditional libretto!

This is the second requirement of my 4-part General Exam. I hope to see you there!

For Directions to Princeton and information about parking (no campus parking permits required after 5pm, and meters are free after 7pm) and trains (NJTransit) check this link: visiting_the_campus

**Streaming Audio**
If you can't make it in person, you can access a streaming audio link via the main page of Music Department website: the link will become active on May 1st @ 8pm.

Performance order:
Mark Dancigers
Andrea Mazzariello
Anne Hege
MR Daniel

And if you're in New York City, from Khalil Jibade-Huffman:

(in conjunction with Xaviera Simmons' installation
[17 international artists transform a historical townhouse in Harlem
with site-specific artwork addressing the notion of Home]).

"Writing Home:
an evening with
Tisa Bryant and Christopher Stackhouse"

curated by Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Thursday, May 1st

764 St. Nicholas Ave. @ 148th St.
Harlem, New York
(A (express!),C,B, or D to 147th St. exit)

Project Homebase

1 comment:

  1. John, thanks for the listing, and for your virtual guesting on the piece. I guess I'm gonna just have to merge my identities--it's getting to surreal and awkward to keep them separate. Oh, and I can't believe I missed Ms. Bryant & Mr. Stackhouse on a double bill. Ah, well, you can't be everywhere at once!

    I wanted to say I appreciated your writing on the Sean Bell verdict. How to give words to simultaneous shock and resignation? How to give words to the disappointment at yet again finding ones lowered expectations of the justice system met with the status quo response that set those expectations in the first place? I'm not a big Kevin Powell fan and yet found resonant his writing on this subject reprinted over at Mark Anthony Neal's New Black Man. Neal has also linked to James Braxton Peterson's consideration, in The Root, of the influence of the "manifestation of black masculinity in the public sphere" in the shooting of Sean Bell and his friends. This one I haven't read yet, but will do so soon.

    Finally, thanks for introducing me (and all of us formerly uninitiated) to poet Claudia Rankine. She has such an intriguing manner of coming up upon and considering her subject matter. I will definitely be reading more.

    Peace audiologo/MR :-)