Ultrafizz: Since 1500

March 9-13 & May 11-16, 2020
Past event (2020)

Ultrafizz (Lucy Dhegrae, mezzo-soprano, and Nathaniel LaNasa, piano) comes to Yellow Barn to develop and premiere Since 1500, a musical program that connects the Medieval period to our own time through sonic, textural, and thematic elements.

Of this two-phase artist residency they write:

Our goal for this program is to create an experience for the listener where, as poet Mark Nepo writes, one can “…lean in softly with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.” In Since 1500, sacred chants by Pauline Oliveros and an unknown 13th-century singer-composer rub elbows with monodies by Guillaume de Machaut and John Cage. Playful hockets by Meredith Monk and antique cadences by Hayes Biggs inspire an unexpected harmonic dance. What might happen when the past and future collide?

A cornerstone of this program will be a new work by Esin Gündüz that transforms Medieval alchemy into sound. It will receive its premiere in this artist residency performance.

Out of consideration of the coronavirus outbreak, this Artist Residency has been postponed to a future date TBD.