Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

January 12, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Erika Boysen, Flutes; Photo by Kirby Russell © 2017
Eighth Black Bird Creative Lab participant Erika Boysen, Flutes, performs Kate Soper's Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say; Photo by Kirby Russell © 2017

Three-time Grammy winning super group Eighth Blackbird unveils their newest creative project: “to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to share in the ensemble’s vision: to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic.”  We’ll talk to the birds and this year’s participants and bring you into the creative process as the lab comes to life.


Conduit; Mvmt I: Touch; Mvmt II: Pulse, by Robert Honstein
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Duos: Mvmts 21-24, by Jörg Widmann 
Nick Photinos, cello; Michiko Theurer, violin

Cold Mountain: “Listen,” by Jennifer Higdon
Justine Aronson, soprano; Jocelyn Zelasko, soprano; Robert Fleitz, piano

Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say, by Kate Soper 
Justine Aronson, soprano; Erika Boysen, flutes

Electric Aroma, by Viet Cuong  
Michael Maccaferri, clarinet; Dylan Ward, saxophone; Phoebe Wu, piano; Matt Keown, percussion

Dogs, by Invoke
Invoke: Zachariah Matteson, violin; Nick Montopoli, violin; Karl Mitze, viola; Geoff Manyin, cello