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Words without Songs without Words

Graphic by Tang Design and Digital Content Assistant Madeleine Welsch ‘17

Join us for Words without Songs without Words on February 16, at 7:00 pm, in the Payne Room.

Words without Songs without Words slithers along the promiscuous boundary between language and sound. On top of playing French horn in Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, Nicolee Kuester crafts her own original performance works by sculpting time with voices and texts. In a similar vein, Skidmore participants in the Creative Writing in German course will deliver their own sound poetry, inspired by the Tang Museum’s collection. And the brass players of Ensemble Connect will pay tribute to Pauline Oliveros, a giant of electronic and experimental music who died in 2016, by performing her pieces that consist of text instructions. Words will become sounds, language will become music–before your very ears.

Organized by Skidmore College professor Adam Tinkle, with the Office of Special Programs and Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

This event is free and open to the public.

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