Free Tix for Terra Nova at BAM
Hey people -- as you may know, I've been touring my Antarctica project, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, for the last year, and December 2nd, 4th, and 5th are the premier dates at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NY. It's a special event--we're performing the whole symphony with one of NY's premier ensembles, the International Contemporary Ensemble, ICE, and they just did a festival based on Iannis Xenakis, one of my favorite composers.
Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Earth, and it's the only landmass with no government. My music piece is a reflection of those kinds of issues, and some of the other more concrete things facing us -- climate change, rampant pollution, and the way art, music and literature can raise awareness about these issues.
Here's the description of Terra Nova from the BAM website:
"Based around DJ Spooky's sound recordings in the Antarctic that explore the acoustic qualities of ice, Terra Nova allows us to encounter the climate crisis with unprecedented intimacy, giving voice to the groaning landscape as it undergoes irrevocable change. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform live with DJ Spooky's hip-hop and sample-infused soundscape to create a riveting electronic symphony as live video projections reconstruct Antarctica—the real and the imagined—in this acoustic portrait of our embattled Earth."
I'm inviting the Reality Sandwich crew to check out the premier and the other concerts.
We're doing a ticket give away for two shows, Dec 3rd and 4th. A pair of tickets for each night. To win, post a poem in the comment box below about Antarctica and climate change. A panel of Reality Sandwich poetry experts and I will pick the prize winning poem! Submit a poem on Antarctica or climate change to win tix! (Submission deadline is Thursday, December 3, 2009, 4:00 pm ET. Make sure your RS account email address is correct, so we can contact you with the tickets.)
For more info about the BAM performances, go here: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1273
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