Video Premiere: Ted Hearne & Saul Williams, “What About My Son”

Place, a new, three-part work created by composer Ted Hearne and poet and activist Saul Williams, grapples with gentrification from different perspectives. Written as a call-and-response between Hearne and Williams, Place is gnarly and knotty, digging deep into the complexity of its subject matter rather than shying away from the issues at hand. The music is surprising, the words are acidic. The result is an … Continue reading Video Premiere: Ted Hearne & Saul Williams, “What About My Son”

Video Premiere: Alarm Will Sound performs Escape Wisconsin (Alarm Remix)

Alarm Will Sound, a cutting-edge contemporary music ensemble, emits a jolt of energy in their performance of composer and string player Caleb Burhans’ Escape Wisconsin (Alarm Remix). The piece, whose title is a play on the “Escape to Wisconsin” bumper sticker, is a feverish exploration of fiery emotion. Melodies stack on top of each other with pulsating vigor, creating an urgency that flows all the … Continue reading Video Premiere: Alarm Will Sound performs Escape Wisconsin (Alarm Remix)