THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT 2016-’17 SEASON PREMIERE
“Crowning Day” is a bold five-movement multi-media composition for string quartet, piano, and baritone voice/narrator by composer and photographer Marcus Oldham. It tells several stories of historical racial relationships, through images of two former North Carolina plantations along with other pertinent subjects, as time progresses from the colonial era, slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow segregation, and into the present. This work is a meditation upon what music and image can mean to our sacred journey towards racial reconciliation today. Co-produced for The Universal Language Project by Brian Chin, and the Skyros String Quartet.
The Universal Language Project is an innovative concert series rooted in the commissioning and performance of 21st century music and interdisciplinary collaboration. By bringing together diverse top-shelf professional musicians, genre-bending composers, and creative artists, the ULP aspires to create a body of work that can reach across generational divides, through geographic borders and beyond cultural difference.
Friday, October 28th, 8:00pm Resonance Hall at Soma Towers, Bellevue
Saturday, October 29th, 8:00pm Velocity Dance Center