SOF Gatherings Present Tuesday Talks

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SOF Gatherings presents Tuesday Talks

A livestream series each Tuesday beginning on September 15, 2020, featuring prominent leaders in the fields of music composition, writing, and poetry.

Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

September 15

Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams – Writer/Poet in conversation with Vicki Meek – Visual/Film
Mothering Our Artivist Gardens: Black Women Art-Making, Activism, and Radical Self-care

“As a bold light shines on racism and anti-Black sentiment worldwide, revealed are institutions’ unequal practices. Black women artists are often the disrupters and activists speaking truth-to-power. Through the curation of poetry, prose, and viewing a film, hear from Black women artists on ways to amplify their contributions and justly resource their art-making process.”

September 22

Courtney Bryan, 2020 Fellow – Composer
Sounds of Freedom

One of the composers whose Rome Prize Fellowship was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Courtney Bryan will discuss her creative process developing two current and related projects: Awakening, an opera and Sounds of Freedom, a recording. Both projects are inspired by history and explore themes of freedom, spirit, love, home, and sanctuary.

September 29

George Lewis, 2010 Resident – Composer
Lifting the Cone of Silence from Black Composers

Following his July 3 New York Times article, composer and musicologist George Lewis discusses processes of creolization in classical music, with special attention, via a set of musical examples, to the multiplicity of experiences, aesthetics, and practices that characterizes contemporary Afrodiasporic music.

October 6

Pamela Z, 2020 Fellow – Composer
Speaking of Music | Music of Speaking

One of the composers whose Rome Prize Fellowship was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pamela Z will present a program of pieces she worked on in Rome, and give a live performance/demo of solo work.

Please use the link below to sign up for your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite: