Sun Feb 14th 6PM
Annas presents “For Six Voices (perhaps)”
“For Six Voices (perhaps)” is the culmination of the 2020 Annas residency cohort of Daniele Vickers, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Logan Kruidenier, Marline Johnson, Willy Smart, and Zach Nicol. This radio broadcast is the premiere of a set of vocal compositions by Annas residents. The vocal compositions are paired with visual scores that have been distributed as an edition of posters (available through Annas’ website).
On the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Authorization for Use of Military Force that has lead to our current state of endless war, Aaron Hughes presents a special radio production of Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem), an audio visual project that connects artists across time and place, from World War I to the “Global War on Terror,” from the U.S. to Iraq. These connections acknowledge the recurring traumas of war and, conversely, the human connections that happen despite the pain. The presentation features improvised cello by maestro Karim Wasfi, hip-hop by The Syrian Kings, and poetry by Dunya Mikhail, Carlos Sirah, Kevin Basl, and Aaron Hughes. This new composition includes an original sound design by Nate Sandberg directed by Aaron Hughes and samples from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, performed at Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962.