I'm honored to join James Cornish on his new work "Twilight and Steel" as part of his residency at Detroit Contemporary.
"Twilight and Steel" will explore the confluence of cognition and impulse in our modern existence.
The cast includes:
Chris Sies vibraphone
Molly Jones winds
Patrick Behnke viola
Katie Galazka mezzo-soprano
James Cornish trumpet
Lisa Rose LaMarre Wilmot choreography
Doors at 8pm
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48208
More on James:
JAMES CORNISH is a third-generation Detroiter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has written three operas, and is one Detroit’s most prolific creative musicians and new music composers. In 2009, he was a recipient of the NEA grant American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius for his ensemble work. In 2011 he was commissioned to compose a series of works for dance in public spaces in Detroit parks. He is the composer of three experimental operas, and is is a co-founder of The Great Lakes Ensemble, a cutting-edge music and movement performance ensemble. His work has been featured at the Edgefest creative music festival, the MoDe Sound and Dance Project, Chicago Calling Festival, Rapid Pulse performance art festival, and Access Art’s Belle Isle Art Exhibits. James currently curates a series at Detroit Contemporary called Radical Music Detroit focused on nurturing experimental music in the city. He has performed with a variety of cutting edge luminaries including Faruq Z Bey, Jandek, Ellen Fullman and Perry Robinson, and many others.