The Philip Glass Ensemble Unplugged – Michael Riesman (keyboard, music director), Mick Rossi (keyboard), Lisa Bielawa (voice), Peter Hess (woodwinds), Ryan Kelly (sound)
The Philip Glass Ensemble Unplugged will perform a repertoire for amplified pianos, vocals, and woodwinds. Selections include Parts 5 and 6 from Music in Twelve Parts, “Opening” from Glassworks, “Dance 1” and “Spaceship” from Einstein on the Beach.
In 1968, Glass founded the PGE in New York City as a laboratory for his music. Its purpose was to develop a performance practice to meet the unprecedented technical and artistic demands of his compositions. In pioneering this approach, the PGE became a creative wellspring for Glass, and its members remain inimitable interpreters of his work.
The Philip Glass Ensemble is the exclusive performer of its repertoire. Please note that Philip Glass will not perform as part of this concert. By special arrangement with Philip Glass and Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc.
36 Views of Black Mountain RE HAP PEN I CH ING – Ted Pope
A tribute to the late Black Mountain College alumnus Michael Rumaker. Pick up the phone and get lost in landscapes, honoring the memories that Rumaker documented of his time at BMC.
Biophilia Asheville – Emmalee Hunnicutt, Donnie Rex Bishop
Asheville artists met throughout the seasons of 2019 to create something together in the moment in a local green space, and now present ‘Biophilia Asheville’: an exploration of connection to place and time through the lens of movement, sound, and video.
John Cage Room – Curated by Harvest Records
Hosting interdisciplinary performances and installations from local artists and performers.
Just Intonation Songs – Vinesines (Ben Hjertmann and Emmalee Hunnicutt)
New songs in Just Intonation, composed by Ben Hjertmann and performed by Vinesines (Ben Hjertmann and Emmalee Hunnicutt). Open your ears to beautiful new harmonies and melodies not possible on standard-tuned instruments; performed with voices, guitars, cello, zither, pedal steel guitar, and bowed psaltery. They include original surreal lyrics, grungy Country-esque slide guitar, microtonal quasi-Medieval zither canons, Augmented “magic” tuning on pedal steel, fretless electric warped-Blues, improvised solos in alternate scales, and lush two-part vocal harmonies throughout.
Málning – Madeline Yahr, Jamie Cuomo, Quincy Southerland, Tyler Thomas – Rivera , Celia Cioffi
Málning is a free space for the audience to create their own story, giving plenty of opportunities to wonder and wander mentally and physically. Málning is a meditative experience meant for both the movers and the viewers alike created by paint, translucent – sheer wrap and bodies.
Perfectly Imperfect Union – Susan Smith, Owen Smith, and students from the University of Maine
“Perfectly Imperfect Union” is a participatory project aimed at creating a collective borderless union within the ReHappening. Passport distribution, flag making, and manifesto proclamation bring us together as one.