Sat, Apr 02|
Slosberg Music Building
Pitch(es) for the Planet
Dinosaur Annex will be collaborating with Project EcoMusic, a rising concert series aimed at promoting conservation as an artistic practice. Through this collaboration, Dinosaur Annex will be premiering two works by emerging Boston composer Luke Blackburn, and Atlanta based composer Emily Koh.
Time & Location
Apr 02, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT
Slosberg Music Building, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
About the Event
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Dinosaur Annex will be collaborating with Project EcoMusic, a rising concert series aimed at promoting conservation as an artistic practice. Through this collaboration, Dinosaur Annex will be premiering two works, “Metamorphosis of Plants” for pierrot ensemble by emerging Boston composer and environmentalist Luke Blackburn (commissioned by Boston Musica Viva’s “Write it Now” initiative) and "en.to.moph.a.gy” for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, and cello by Atlanta based Singaporean composer Emily Koh (commissioned by Project EcoMusic).
Blackburn’s “Metamorphosis of Plants'' touches on several aspects of his personal and professional identities. As an environmentalist, Blackburn’s is expanding his Anamilia “docu-composition” research to include plant life. The piece will interpret a poem by Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe––with whom Blackburn is directly related––“The Metamorphosis of Plants” through a theme and variation form, exploring the idea of musical development as a metaphor for evolution and a species’ ability to survive and prosper.
Further building upon Project EcoMusic’s motto “conservation as an artistic practice,” Koh’s piece, "en.to.moph.a.gy,” brings entomophagy (the consumption of insects) to the performing arts. Entomophagy, in Koh’s words, “...is more than just a delicious treat. Grasshopper, cricket, and even scorpion farming produce significantly less greenhouse gas emissions, use a fraction of water, and are healthier substitutes for livestock welfare.”
Works by John Luther Adams and inti figgis-vizueta, as well as poems by Goethe and Brazilian poet Márcia W. Kambeba, recited by Sabrina Sadique, centered on environmentalism to round out the program.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Waltham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency; the Mass Cultural Council; and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
General Seating$25.00+$0.63 service fee
Student/Senior$10.00+$0.25 service fee
Brandeis Student or Faculty
Must have an active Brandeis University ID.$0.00