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Shaping the Forest: Making Art with Multiple Creators

Shaping the Forest: Making Art with Multiple Creators
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Friday, December 07, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe & Stephen Jaffe with Jonathan Bagg

The three composers discuss how their new work A Forest Unfolding was created collectively, and how in doing so "a magical creative energy emerged during this collaborative adventure between performers, authors, and composers." Premiered in August 2018 at two summer festivals, A Forest Unfolding will be performed on December 8, 2018, at Duke University. It grew from novelist Richard Powers' idea of making a work of art the way a forest grows - cooperatively, rather than individualistically. Powers, whose novel The Overstory was a finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, collected writings from several authors and poets (including himself), and will perform at Duke as A Forest Unfolding's narrator. Also on stage will be six musicians and two singers.

Light lunch served. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.