Month of Moderns III: the third 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.
After his visit during Month of Moderns 2011, the singers of The Crossing were so enamored of British composer Gabriel Jackson that they set about engaging tes internationally recognized composer for a special event. Jackson will compose the third and final installment of Pierre Joris’s poem cycle for The Gulf (between you and me); this promises to be an important evening for The Crossing, as they sing in Jackson's thoroughly engaging musical language. To round out theintroduction of Santa Ratniece’s work, Saline *sonically explores the depths and thoughts of a great salt lake; her expansive compositional mind offers an unimaginably creative, emotional description. And, finally, the season closes as it began, with a late work of great beauty by that controversial patriarch of modern and postmodern music, *John Cage**.
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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General Admission: $27
Above: The Crossing. Photo by Kevin Gearhart.