Tales of Water
Skye Gallery, Aspen
March 13 - May 31, 2020   
Tales of Water is a collaborative visual arts show co-produced between Skye Gallery and ETHER Arts Project, in conjunction with CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency), in the framework of their 2nd annual Imagine Climate, a month-long initiative that explores creative perspectives on climate change. Tales of Water showcases art by Tania Dibbs, Ángeles Peña, Lizzy Taber, Yuri Z and Pauline Rrrrrrr.

The show examines the importance of water as a non-renewable resource through the lens of scientific data, documentary photography, painting, sculpture, and video art.

The exhibition will be up from March 13 to April 14, 2020. The programming aims to engage the community using art as a tool to deepen the connection between viewer and the water crisis, appealing to our human sensitivity in a way only art can.
Curated by Agustina Mistrella
The Anagram Ensemble: I Looked at the Eclipse
Opera by James Ilgenfritz & Sarah Krasnow
Live Video Projections by Yuri Zupancic
Roulette, December 9, 2019
Composer James Ilgenfritz’s Anagram Ensemble presents I Looked At The Eclipse—a new opera that blends video, theater, language games, free improvisation, and chamber music. The bilingual work is presented in French and English. Using a solar eclipse as a metaphor for a widespread epidemic of problematic human interactions that range from the mundane to predatory, the work is a surreal vision of self-regulation in a society obsessed with shifting culpability and consequence.
Anagram Ensemble also gives the World Premiere of Pittsburgh-based Colombian-American composer Federico Garcia De Castro’s Themuru, for two guitars, two percussionists, clarinet, saxophone, viola, cello, and bass. The title is itself a reference to Anagram—”Themuru” is the name given by the Ancient Greeks to the practice of finding hidden and mystical meaning in words by changing the order of the letters.
The evening begins with James Ilgenfritz’s In The Summer Every Truth Is Like A Saturday. Originally composed for and premiered by the Vienna-based studio Studio Dan, this slight re-orchestration finds Anagram Ensemble’s core performers mixing found objects, jazz-influenced improvisation, and chamber music precision to explore a permeable boundary between performative conceptual actions. Pauline Kim Harris and Alex Cohen will also perform Terminal Affirmative.
Anaïs Maviel: voice
Anne Rhodes: voice
Megan Schubert: voice
Thomas Buckner: voice
Sarah Krasnow : voice
Pauline Kim Harris: violin
Stephanie Griffin: viola
Mariel Roberts: cello
Helen Newby: cello
James Ilgenfritz: bass
Margaret Lancaster: bassoon
Josh Sinton: clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck: bassoon
Dan Blake: woodwinds
Jenn Baker: trombone
Chris DiMeglio: trumpet
Chris Nappi: percussion
Brian Chase: percussion
Ty Citerman: guitar
James Moore: guitars
Alex Cohen: double-pedal bass drum
Yuri Zupancic: video
Stephanie Sleeper: choreography
Carl Bettendorf: conductor
Founded by James Ilgenfritz in the early 2000s, The Anagram Ensemble integrates chamber music and jazz improvisation, while incorporating esoteric texts and concepts from the literary and philosophical worlds, as well as unorthodox traditions in the visual and performance art world.
PRESS:
https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/classical-music/cal-performances
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