Aug. 14th at 5pm
Studio Z | August 14 | 5:00 pm CDT
Zeitgeist Performs Minnesota Composers
Scott L. Miller
Tipping Point is full of energy, at once physically uncoordinated yet beautifully graceful. Straining to be heard, yet frustrated by attempts to articulate complex thoughts, the physical gesture is found to be the most direct means of communication. Ultimately, peace.
Black depicts a walk through the dense forests of the Minnesota Northwoods in the dead of night. Surrounded by complete darkness, the sounds of the forest are magnified and the mystery of the wilderness intensified.
Dots references the sense of disconnection from community that we have experienced during the pandemic, the phrase “dots on the page” (a dry, if efficient, way of referring to music), how those “dots”, to non-sight-readers, can be quite intimidating, and, finally, feelings of smallness this past year and the poignant togetherness within that.
Summer Rain / Morning Dew
Nirmala and Shruthi Rajasekar
Summer Rain was written by Nirmala Rajasekar and Morning Dew was written by Shruthi Rajasekar in 2010 during Zeitgeist's annual composer workshop.
Heather Barringer, percussion
Patti Cudd, percussion
Nikki Melville, piano
Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds
Scott Miller, kyma
Nirmala Rajasekar, voice and veena
zeitgeistnewmusic.org | scottlmiller.net | katherinebergman.net | shruthirajasekar.com | nirmalarajasekar.com
The Sonoglyph Collective
The Sonoglyph Collective performs their unique blend of music and poetry in a special performance interrogating the theme of money.
IBé Kaba, poet
Lynette Reini-Grandell, poet
Hawona Sullivan Janzen, poet
Kathryn Kysar, poet
Sean Egan, clarinet
Jonathan Townsend, percussion
Aaron Kerr, cello