Ted Hearne: Live Things

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

When

Venue
McGuire Theater
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tickets
$26.00


World Premiere/Walker Commission

“Some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory—from any genre.” —Pitchfork

The lush, stingingly true poetry of Dorothea Lasky has inspired composer Ted Hearne’s new theatrical song cycle, igniting hearts and minds with ferocity and grace. With frank observations of the everyday intertwined with revelatory maneuverings of his own voice, Hearne’s music—a smart mélange of traditional and contemporary tonalities with an accessible pop sheen—is backed by a quintet of in-demand musicians. This intimate 12-song suite engages audiences in a complicated, loving meditation on the personal and domestic, while savoring the depths of the wildness within. Intensifying the performance is real-time installation by conceptual artist Rachel Perry (shown above: Perry’s Blue Falling, 2019) and stage direction by Daniel Fish.

Copresented by the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series.