Join us as the stunning PLACE warehouse hosts an adventurous multi-sensory concert exploring the elemental extremes of fiery intensity, icy stillness, and the fluid waterworlds between.
This debut event of the new group, “Burn After Listening,” features new chamber, vocal, acoustic, and electronic music by three Portland composers – Lisa Ann Marsh, Stacey Philipps, and Jennifer Wright – and remarkable artwork from multimedia Finnish sculptor, Melita Westerlund.
The smokin’ new music to be premiered by some of Portland’s top performers combines electro-acoustic submerged soundscapes, an acrobatic piano duet full of fireworks, ethereal chamber music evoking the elements, and amplified songs of melting glaciers. The sounds of ice instruments, otherworldly piano techniques, strings and woodwinds, and haunting songs of change will mix in an unforgettable landscape of art at this unique concert/happening.
This event is the West Coast’s first chance to view Westerlund’s art in person. Encompassing both flat works and sculptures (as well as the intriguing area between the two), this show includes a striking variety of media, techniques, and scale, the result of a lifetime engaged in exploring the interrelationship of color and form. Westerlund’s striking graphic treatment and sense of form combine elements from her experiences and studies in America, Africa, Europe, and her native Finland. Her most recent works, many of which will be on display, are motivated by the worldwide degradation of the coral reefs and provide a striking visual environment for the concert experience.
General: $20 advance/$25 @ door
Students: $10 advance/$12 @ door
VIP package: $40 (advance purchase only)
Standing room may be released @ door only: $10 (limited availability)
VIP packages include early entry to the private art show reception, reserved priority seating, a CD of new compositions by Lisa Ann Marsh, a complimentary copy of the art show catalog, and, naturally, a beverage. Don’t miss it!
For more details, visit Burn After Listening New Music.