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TBA U.S. / Mexico Border—Inuksuit – A Cross-Border Presentation
January 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Premiered in the Canadian Rockies, John Luther Adams’s outdoor masterpiece, Inuksuit – scored for between 9 and 99 percussionists – is a mirror of the landscape in which it is performed. We’ll play the piece at the US/Mexico border and hope to reveal not just the sonic landscape of the border, but also qualities of its cultural and social topography. A bi-national group of Mexican and American percussionists, each performing on its own side of the border wall, will use the international language of sound to reflect a landscape of beautiful sounds, fascinating cultures and close neighbors. Based on the stone sentinels built by Inuit people of the circumpolar Arctic, Inuksuit reminds us that the climate is changing, the ice retreating and the seas rising. (The exact location of this cross-border collaboration will be announced the week of this FREE event.)