Susan Stenger will discuss her study in Berea’s Appalachian traditional music collections that is part of her work on composing a new work called An Untamed Sense of Control (in reference to eastern Kentucky banjoist, Roscoe Holcomb and his performance style, as described by Bob Dylan). An Untamed Sense of Control will be premiered in 2013/14, by The Kronos Quartet, a group noted for its commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet over many years.
The musical interests that have come together in Susan’s work include American folk, rock, and post-War experimental music. As a teenager she played in rock bands and then went on to classical flute studies in Prague and New York. She has toured the music of twentieth century composer John Cage, wrote songs, sang and played bass in Band of Susans. Most recently, she has been making sound installations and music for dance, film, and multimedia events.
Date: Friday February 8, 2013.
Location: Hutchins Library Room 106
Light refreshments will be served.
The Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship Program brings scholars, performers, composers, and educators to Berea to study in Hutchins Library’s Special Collections & Archives’ rich collection of non-commercial sound recordings.