The Crossing Presents "The Gulf (between you and me)," Concert #1 and Poetry Reading

15 Jun 2013
20:00:00 - 22:00:00
Philadelphia Cathedral

Month of Moderns I: the first of three performances in The Gulf (between you and me) project

*The Gulf (between you and me) *has taken years of planning and brings together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love. For more information on this project, visit The Crossing's website.

Gene Coleman: The Gulf (world premiere)
Santa Ratniece: Chu Dal (Silent Water, 2008)
Tamar Diesendruck: Other Floods (2010)

With special guest Toshimaru Nakamura

Philadelphia composer Gene Coleman’s musical language is at times experimental, at other times minimal, often drawing on Japanese influences, improvisation, extended techniques, and Coleman's interest in architecture and structure to create a rich and unique sound world. Young composer** Santa Ratniece** has recently become the most important female composer in Latvia, creating some of the richest landscapes in choral music. Her works describe the deepest lakes, the bluest skies, the quietest plains in a kaleidoscope of sounds that both connects us to the subject and magnifies our distance from it. Composer *Tamar Diesendruck *offers a transparent view of deconstructionism. Her setting of Giuseppe Ungaretti’s brief words moves from a fragmented landscape to a lush harmonic fullness as the words themselves fall together to reveal: ”I am illumined by immensity.”

This 8 p.m. concert will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. poetry reading by Pierre Joris.

Philadelphia Cathedral
3723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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General Admission: $27
Students/Seniors: $18

Above: The Crossing. Photo by Kevin Gearhart.