Intimate Letters video and photo gallery

Sunday, October 2, 2011

In September 2011, four slam poets from California joined Yellow Barn alumni ensemble the Parker Quartet, baritone William Sharp, and pianist Seth Knopp on campus at the Greenwood School (Putney, VT) to create a new program. Titled "Intimate Letters: Cultural Outrage and Personal Tragedy from Mahler to Slam Poetry", the program included works by Lee Hyla, György Kurtág, Gustav Mahler, and Leoš Janáček, with original poetry interspersed. After premiering the program at the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, VT, the ensemble toured "Intimate Letters" to Boston, MA, New York, NY, Washington, DC, Dallas, TX, and Stockton, CA, performing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.

Excerpt: Michael Gallagher's Prologue — Kurtag's "12 Microludes"
Excerpt: Lee Hyla's "Howl" (II. Moloch) — Michael Gallager's "4th of July"
Excerpt: Letters by Dejanique Armstrong and Michael Gallagher — "Gather Up" by John Musto