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Here Song: Sound compositions to map the land
June 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree with suggested donation
Free and open to all (suggested donation).
Join us at The Lyric’s outdoor screen for a multimedia presentation of Here Song: Sound compositions to map the land by multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger.
Alongside artwork by Luger, this program features original music by Jake DiFebo and drone footage of the Cache la Powder River by Chris Reilmann. Q&A to follow.
“Here Song is an ongoing series of projects related to Indigenous customary practices by multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger.
‘This particular practice of studying horizon-lines from which to create sonic experience and melody for wayfinding was developed by my ancestors, the people of the Northern Plains tribes of North America. This ‘singing the land’ connected our culture to place and reinforced our relationship to the land. This is not our land, we are its people.” –Cannupa Hanska Luger
Bringing this practice into our present time, Luger gathers drone footage to move across horizon-lines or follow rivers and other natural landforms or more imposed industrial detritus, inviting composers and performers to interpret the score of the land and create a unique living map, allowing the community to engage with the artists’ work while weaving new sonic stories that relate directly to the regions land, water, and community.”
This presentation is a collaboration with CSU’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Energy Institute, with partner The Lyric as part GAMA’s exhibition Reclamation: Recovering Our Relationship with Place, July 7-September 19, 2021. The exhibition was curated by Erika Osborne as part of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss.
Support has been provided City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. This project was made possible in part through a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment.