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Nevertheless Persist, Volume 1

  • Big Medium 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101 Austin, TX 78702 (map)


Claude Vivier, a homosexual Canadian composer, was murdered at a young age by a prostitute. His work Zipangu addresses the human need for companionship, a value that forges a strong tie with Anna Clyne's "rest these hands" which deals with Clyne's relationship with her mother.

Reena Esmail is composer-in-residence with Street Symphony in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that creates live, free, on-site musical experiences of the highest artistic quality for people experiencing homelessness. She has dedicated her career to taking care of those who have nothing and so we dedicate a portion of our program on human needs to her.

The program will close with Julia Wolfe’s thrilling work for string orchestra, Fuel. Fuel will be accompanied by the Bill Morrison film that she wrote the work for highlighting the economy and human needs for industry in the fast-paced modern world.

Claude Vivier: Zipangu
Anna Clyne: Rest These Hands
Reena Esmail: Teen Murti
Julia Wolfe: Fuel

Earlier Event: June 17
UT Composers Showcase