Motion Studies – Concert this Sunday & Poetry Reading this Thursday

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
8855 Germantown Ave,
Philadelphia,, PA 19118
United States


A concert of premieres digging deep into 21st-century American life. Justine’s Shallow Breath and Stealth is based on Jena Osman’s prismatic poem Motion Studies, which follows a couple hoping to shake off spiderwebs of data to live surveillance-free in a world that accepts the ubiquitous surveillance of unwilling citizens. Sax legend, Matthew Levy, joins us for Nick’s Watersheds, a work fueled by the words of eloquent, outspoken environmental thinkers on how our shared spaces are created not by political borders, but by the flow of water. Tying the program together is the East Coast premiere of the final movement of Gabriel Kahane's We are the Saints (considering our relationship to nature and connecting with Nick's work), as well as two commissioned works from David Lang based on his ongoing, deeply introspective ruminations on The Song of Songs – all three written for The Crossing.

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