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Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks, Buck Downs, & Giacinto Scelsi

This evening is a special celebration of iconic Baltimore movement artist Peter Redgrave on the occasion of his %$th birthday. It will feature D.C. based author Buck Downs reciting his own original work, a spectacular rendition of a rarely performed unaccompanied vocal work for four voices by Giacinto Scelsi: "Sauh" in four movements; and of course a fully realized theatrical performance by Peter Redgrave and his longtime collaborator Khristian Weeks.

Please join us for this very unusual, interdisciplinary evening of poetry, music and motion. More details about the works and performers listed below!

$5-10 Sliding Scale
8pm (doors 7:30)

Buck Downs' new book is Open Container (Private Edition). Last year, Baltimore's own Furniture Press Books released a selected poems, Unintended Empire. He lives in Washington DC and works as an executive writing coach


Peter Redgrave and Khristian Weeks create events that exist between theater, dance, performance art, and installation. Movement, sound, lighting, and the space itself are used as materials. Their pieces are constructed with highly adaptable and improvisational scores. Character and dialogue emerge as they enact purposeless task-oriented spectacles. They will be presenting a unique version of their "passing through" bit.


SAUH I-IV by Giacinto Scelsi
Featuring vocalists
Kayleigh Butcher, Allison ClenDaniel, Bonnie Lander, and Kristen Toedtman

Giacinto Scelsi’s Sauh I-IV is a set of four unaccompanied vocal works for four treble voices. The first two movements, Sauh I and II are for two voices, while Sauh III and IV take material from the first duets and transform them into quartets. Although rarely performed, Sauh fits in with the unusual aesthetic and compositional process of Scelsi’s other works: instead of working from the solitary role of composer, Scelsi’s works were realized first as improvisations, recorded with improvising performers and only after the collaborative work was recorded, could it be transcribed into sheet music. Due to this wholistic creative process, Scelsi’s music manages to capture the unique qualities of spontaneity, intuition, and intimacy found in improvised music. Scelsi's work is idiosyncratically centered on microtonal pitch relationships (rather than the more traditional focus on melody and harmony). The effect of his music is meditative in its abstract exploration of tension between unison and diverging voices.

Kayleigh Butcher, Allison ClenDaniel, Bonnie Lander and Kristen Toedtman are four professionally trained vocalists whose collective work spans multiple genres including new music, free improvisation, pop, jazz, and musical theater. This unique collaboration of voices is an exceptional one night only opportunity.

Earlier Event: March 13
Rosedale Freedom Project Showcase
Later Event: March 31
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