Hub New Music’s multimedia program Blue contrasts transcendent states of meditation with the geopolitical issues of our reality through collaboration between music and dance-film. It is inspired by Evan Ziporyn’s other-worldly quartet Thread and Laura Kaminsky’s environmentally charged work the Full Range of Blue. Of the piece, Kaminsky writes its inspiration comes from“9/11 and its aftermath; also references the manifestation of blue in nature.” Paired with the Full Range of Blue is a newly commissioned film by the Wilder Project, a groundbreaking New York based dance-film collective whose work captures raw humanity through movement and lens. The collective has won recent critical acclaim at the Philadelphia Screendance Festival.
Occupying the first half of program is Thread by Evan Ziporyn, an artist who explores eastern and western musical traditions as both a composer and performer. Written in 2005, Thread places the listener into a euphoric trance who is then thrust back into reality by Kaminsky. Through Ziporyn’s hypnosis, Kaminsky’s musical activism, and the Wilder Project’s visceral depiction of humanity, Blue creates a multidimensional experience exploring a broad range of human expression.
Works on Blue
Evan Ziporyn, Thread (2005)
Laura Kaminsky, the Full Range of Blue (2001)