Department of Music News Archive 2021-11-09


This Week in Music

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November 9 - 14, 2021

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A Folk Opera Audio Drama Ph.D. Dissertation by Barbara Byers

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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Helwalker is a new opera/audio drama which explores nature, decay and renewal in the context of a classic hero's journey narrative structure. The story centers around Spearwa, a Viking Shieldmaiden who is wounded in battle and separated from her companions. Spearwa is discovered by a Carrion Beetle and tricked into entering the realm of Hel, or the earth, through a door newly opened by the roots of a fallen oak tree. Realizing her predicament, Spearwa flees into an earthen labyrinth, pursued by the Carrion Beetle and a merry band of scavengers. After many adventures beneath the earth's surface, Spearwa emerges, emotionally and magically transformed by her experience.

Facebook Event | Tune-in | Barbara Byers


Penumbra (Grad Forum)

Featuring David Aguila, Teresa Díaz de Cossio, and Ilana Waniuk

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

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in^set performs Nasim Khorassani: Unknown (2019), Wilfrido Terrazas: 47 (2020), Kotoka Suzuki: In Praise of Shadows (2015), and Natacha Diels: Second Nightmare, for Kiku (2013) live from the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater on Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.


David Aguila: trumpet, paper, objects, electronics

Teresa Díaz de Cossio: flute, paper, objects

Ilana Waniuk: violin, paper, visuals

Facebook Event | Watch Livestream | David Aguila | Teresa Díaz de Cossio | Ilana Waniuk

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