#245 Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

Four-time Grammy winning super group Eighth Blackbird unveils their newest creative project: “to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to share in the ensemble’s vision: to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic.”

We’ll talk to the birds and this year’s participants and bring you into the creative process as the lab comes to life.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Sarah Zwinklis

Music

Conduit; Mvmt I: Touch; Mvmt II: Pulse by Robert Honstein
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Duos: Mvmts 21-24 by Jörg Widmann 
Nick Photinos, cello; Michiko Theurer, violin

Cold Mountain: “Listen” by Jennifer Higdon
Justine Aronson, soprano; Jocelyn Zelasko, soprano; Robert Fleitz, piano

Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say by Kate Soper 
Justine Aronson, soprano; Erika Boysen, flutes

Electric Aroma by Viet Cuong  
Michael Maccaferri, clarinet; Dylan Ward, saxophone; Phoebe Wu, piano; Matt Keown, percussion

Dogs by Invoke
Invoke: Zachariah Matteson, violin; Nick Montopoli, violin; Karl Mitze, viola; Geoff Manyin, cello

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