Michael Riesman (keyboard, music director), Mick Rossi (keyboard), Andrew Sterman (flute), Peter Hess (woodwinds), Ryan Kelly (sound). The Philip Glass Ensemble will perform a repertoire for amplified pianos and woodwinds. The program will include selections from Music in Twelve Parts (Parts 9 and 10), Façades from Glassworks, Music in Similar Motion 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.
Renowned percussionist River Guerguerian and pipa master Min Xiao-Fen will present genre-blurring duets that forge fresh pathways of cross-cultural expression, using traditional instruments to create evocative new sounds.
Celebrating Michael Rumaker with Ted Pope
A tribute to the late Black Mountain College alumnus Michael Rumaker through poetry readings and a lakeside remembrance.
Visitors [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 and collaborators
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 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. In honor of Owen Smith.
Road Signs – Daniel Abide, Byron Browne, Kaylee Dunn, Zach Sarvis, Katrina Ohstrom, Christopher O’Leary, Madalyn Wofford, Carley Dergins
“Road Signs” is an interactive experiment that explores the ways in which we search for messages and meaning in the romantic notion of a road trip. Using imagery and sounds, from symbolism to the non-sequitur, and transforming space through art, light, video, and movement, we will emulate the poetry in roadside culture and leave the participants in a state of wanderlust.