In today’s trying times, we are surrounded by the harsh realities of our environment: the global turmoil that foreshadows threat around each corner, the isolating net of technology that shields us from genuine human interaction, and the endless drone of negativity that forces us into a trance of apathetic impassiveness, so as not to become too invested in emotions, compassion, dreams, or aspirations.
But what if we could capture the very essence of what is human connection—revel in it, embrace it, and allow our bruised and weary souls to be revived by it?
This concert seamlessly blends moving audio stories of individuals from diverse backgrounds with beautifully composed music commissioned with each story in mind to create a powerful and thought-provoking exhibit of the human experience. This program, full of everything it means to be human—love, loss, sadness, triumph, tribulations—will premiere at Portland State University on May 18th at 1:30PM with a free reception to follow.
In a fast-paced world so full of distance and disconnect, let us bring people together, united, as humans. We are all one race—the human race—and we are all on this journey together. There is no reason why we can’t look up from our cellphones, set aside our biases, and recognize each other for what we truly are: just souls bound together in this beautiful show we call life.
FUBAR We Are Still Here
U.S. Navy veteran and alumnus Nathaniel Patterson M.S. ’14 will again direct three courageous student veterans who will share their stories on stage in Lincoln Hall. Original music by U.S. Army veteran and student Christina Ebersohl.
April 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. (also 2 p.m. on April 21)
Room 115, Studio Theater, Lincoln Hall
1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon
Free and open to the public with reserved seating from the PSU Box Office
Hosted by Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)
March 9, 2018
(8am registration and breakfast)
PSU Fourth Avenue building (FAB)
1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
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Featuring special guest performer, violist Christina Ebersohl.
Signing for the hearing impaired will be available.
Registration includes light breakfast, breaks, and lunch.
Regular Tickets: $100 per person
Student Tickets: $25 per student
Registration closes March 1, 2018
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Burn After Listening's next musical adventure takes place at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, a vibrant visual and acoustic space for a concert exploring the connections and disconnections between us.
Featuring all new chamber, vocal, acoustic, and electronic music by three Portland composers – Lisa Ann Marsh, Stacey Philipps, and Jennifer Wright – (Dis)Connect promises an evening of new music to engage, provoke, connect, and explore our challenging times.
The smokin’ new music premiered by some of Portland's top performers features works for string quartet in acoustic and amplified settings, a shocking electro-acoustic remix, an illuminated work for dancer, amplified Skeleton Piano, and an evocative, rain-soaked song cycle set to text by Oregon writer, Katie Bohnlein.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit: http://burnafterlisteningnewmusic.weebly.com/concerts.html
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with the sounds of a luscious viola?
For the Love of Viola, Junior recital
February 17th, 2PM
Reception following the concert
*The WORLD PREMIERE of Cascadia-Composer Susan Alexjander's composition, "Ananda Sama"
Come join me and my esteemed colleagues, Janet Coleman (piano) and Viet Block (violin) as we bring you an afternnoon of music to make your heart swoon.
*poster by Luciano Leon Jr., photo by Paige Hampton Photography