TRIADS: Arrangements in Site & Sound explores the relationships between performances of classical music, physical sites, and the communities surrounding them. This performance series, film, and art installation premieres a newly commissioned work by composer Ledah Finck. Inspired by the embedded histories and acoustic languages of three separate locations—Clifton Mansion, B. Willow, and NomuNomu.—different elements of Finck’s composition will be performed at each of these sites over the course of three nights. The project will culminate in a film installation, by Rachel Schmidt, at In/29 (In Progress) that assembles these fragments and presents the piece in its entirety.
Performed and presented in collaboration with Bergamot Quartet, Pants Trio, and Mind on Fire, this project uses classical music as a case study to question how the built environment implicates bodies and reinforces traditional hierarchies. Ultimately, TRIADS: Arrangements in Site & Sound subverts traditional methods of performance and consumption by breaking down the whole, scattering its components across space and time, and then reconstructing it through site-specific sound recordings and visual explorations.
A Note from the Composer on Performance #2: a decomposition, from classical string sounds to ???~ the performance will include tuning and un-tuning, normally quick + reflective moments, notes on all sense on human <—> plant care, flowerpots, very quiet sounds, and some other things. The piece is 15 minutes long and will be performed twice, at 7:45pm and 8:15pm.
#2: B. Willow
February 2, 2020 | 7:30-9pm
*The piece is 15 minutes long and will be performed twice, at 7:45pm and 8:15pm.
220 W 27th St. Baltimore, MD
February 22, 2020 | 7:30-9pm
705-709 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD
Composition by Ledah Finck
Audio Recording by Anastasia Kupstas
Film Documentation by Rachel Schmidt
Curated by Hannah Davis