Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Ted Hearne and Saul Williams’ Place

March 12 @ 8:00 PM PST

COUNTDOWN to…

Ted Hearne and Saul Williams’ Place

“This

A Semi-staged Secular Oratorio

How does a white millennial man create a work that explores the topographies of gentrification and displacement? Engaging the mind of poet Saul Williams, composer Ted Hearne confronts this issue head-on in Place, a fiery yet thoughtful oratorio created in collaboration with director Patricia McGregor.

The semi-staged secular oratorio—a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music, seen here in its West Coast premiere—features six vocalists and an 18-member ensemble that blends the energy of R&B, rock, and electronic music with acoustic orchestral sonorities. A true dialogue, the first part of the libretto is a collage of Hearne’s own autobiographical reflections, which are placed in conversation with—and overtly challenged by—Williams’ trenchant text in the second half, which addresses displacement through the lens of settler colonialism, police violence, and Afrofuturism.

More

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
8:00 PM PST
Event Categories:
, , , , , , ,
Website:
https://bit.ly/33zJGAQ

Organizer

Cal Performances
Phone:
510.642.9988
Email:
tickets@calperformances.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Cal Performances
101 Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
510.642.9988
View Venue Website