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.
Pitch(es) for the Planet

Time & Location

Apr 02, 7:30 PM EDT
Slosberg Music Building, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA

About the Event

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, “The 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 "Crunch” for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello by Atlanta based Singaporean composer Emily Koh (commissioned by Project EcoMusic).

Blackburn’s “The 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, “Crunch,” 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.”

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