Electric Earth Concerts presents the premiere of The Color of There Seen from Here, a newly-commissioned, vibrant multimedia collaboration between visual artist Barbara Weissberger and composer Eric Moe. Video and music were created in tandem by
these two Guggenheim Fellows.
Weissberger states, "Though The Color of There Seen from Here is our first collaboration, it really comes from a twenty-year conversation we've been having about making and experiencing art
as ways of being in the world, about knowing the world through sensation...On a late-winter drive across Pennsylvania, we discussed Rebecca Solnit's Field Guide to Getting Lost, specifically the blue of distance as the color of emotion, solitude and desire...the color of longing...'the color of there seen from here.' And so our piece, which takes this phrase as a title, began."
Eric Moe's music has been lauded by the New York Times as "music of winning exuberance". Fanfare Magazine described his CD, Strange Exclaiming Music, as "wonderfully inventive, often joyful, occasionally melancholy, highly rhythmic, frequently irreverent, absolutely eclectic, and always high-octane music."
Barbara Weissberger's work inspired writer Sherrie Flick to write, "I was craving some fresh art but didn't know exactly what that meant.
When Weissberger's watercolors and kaleidoscopic wall installation
greeted me, I knew I'd found it. I'm tired of irony for irony's sake...I want innovation. Weissberger delivers. Behind this work is a lot of real, old-timeinsight..."
The Color of There Seen from Here is scored for strings, flute, and piano, to be presented with a succession of video tableaux that are synchronized with the music. Its premiere is complemented by Fauré’s Piano Quartet, Op. 45, and Mario Davidovsky’s Quartetto for flute and strings. With Gabriela Diaz, violin, Robert Burkhart, cello, Molly Morkoski, piano, and artistic directors Laura Gilbert, flute & Jonathan Bagg, viola.
Admission to this concert is $30 and may be purchased online at
www.electricearthconcerts.org or at the door. Students may attend for free.
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