I can’t begin to express how excited and humbled I feel to be able to offer a short performance tomorrow–Friday, December 11, 2015 at 1pm–at the WOMEN, MUSIC, POWER conference at Columbia University, with my wonderful friend, violist and musicologist Amy Cimini. This conference was organized in honor of Suzanne G. Cusick, one of my mentors and heroes, and includes an incredibly esteemed list of contributors giving talks on a variety of radical, beautiful, important topics in musicology and beyond.
The piece Amy and I will be offering is something we’re calling a space of gratitude and meditation, titled “Our Vibrating World”–a phrase culled from one of Suzanne’s moving articles about the use of music as torture in the global war on terror. I’ll post more information on the piece after its premiere tomorrow, as I’d like it to be something of a surprise.
I’ve heard that the conference is at capacity with a waitlist, but if you’re in town and willing to try to get in the door, please join us! It promises to be an incredibly moving and special event. Many thanks to Ellie Hisama, Emily Wilbourne, and so many other wonderful organizers, scholars, and artists for making it happen!