At a time when the environment is more threatened than ever with pollution and our life-giving waterways at risk, Fifth House Ensemble traces the life cycle of water from its metaphorical descent from the heavens as rain, to its long journey in streams and rivers informed by conservation experts and ecologists. Featuring a new commission by Fresh Inc Festival alumnus Patrick O’Malley driven by ecological data from Friends of the Chicago River, a new commission by Shawn Okpebholo that celebrates water as a precious resource by transforming it into a musical instrument, alongside music inspired by First Peoples, this program asks what it would mean to return to a sacred conception in which humans are a part of nature rather than beings standing outside of its impact.
This concert is sponsored in part by the New Music Ensemble and COFAC Kaplan Fund.
April 28, 8 p.m. Concert - YouTube Premiere
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:00pmVirtual Event
Academic Affairs, Fine Arts & Communication (College of), Music (Department of)
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