Madison New Music Festival will feature my work In Wisconsin Woods, On a poem by Susan Power, tonight at 7:30 PM (CDT), along with works by Wisconsin composers Jerry Hui, Laura Schwendinger, Asha Srinivasan, and Lawren Brianna.
The online concert includes a one-time performance of In Wisconsin Woods featuring a one-of-a-kind quartz bass flute, actually performed in Wisconsin woods. A rare performance not to be missed!
► MNMF CONCERT STREAM (Fri, Sep 25, 7:30pm):
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In Wisconsin Woods is a work for one or two performers, and highlights the unique bass flute made from quartz. Based on a poem from Susan Power (Dakota), In Wisconsin Woods is about a Native American man who, searching for answers, goes out into the woods to find his father's grave. Graveside he discovers a tall pine tree growing in the middle of it. Then through a heightened relationship with the tree, the man rediscovers what it means to be Winnebago. In Wisconsin Woods showcases extended instrumental techniques, such as key pops, pitch bends, breathy whisper tones, and singing while playing. In Wisconsin Woods was premiered at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, in 1992.