So pleased to announce that I'll be bringing Shawnee, Ohio to Minnesota as part of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 2017-18 Liquid Music Series. And what a fantastic series it is: expertly curated, timely, and exciting. We will be performing Shawnee on March 20, 2018, as part of the No Fiction Festival, at Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College, St. Paul. In addition, there will be a related event: a sound and video installation at Carleton College based on Shawnee, Ohio.
I am excited to announce that Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati) and Duke Performances at Duke University have joined the Wexner Center for the Arts as co-commissioners of "Shawnee, Ohio." The piece will premiere at the Wexner Center October 27 and 28, will be performed in at CAC on November 3, and again at Duke Performances in 2017. In addition, CAC will host a week long residency in Cincinnati, funded in part by the National Performance Network. I cannot think of any better places to develop and share this piece. Their support, along with Creative Capital, is invaluable!
The video below is for the 2016-17 season at CAC. I'm honored to be a part of it!
I've written a series of articles for New Music Box on listening to the Little Cities of Black Diamonds in Appalachian Ohio. In them, I listen to protest and resistance, social life, and labor. I visit Robinson's Cave, attend a direct action training session, and observe protest in the Wayne National Forest against fracking; I record the Moonshine Festival and walk through the Tecumseh Theater; I spend a day at a gas well drill site, and listen to archival recordings of a mine inspector.
All of the articles can be found here: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/author/brianharnetty/