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The Month of Moderns 1: 'mid the steep sky's commotion

  • The Icebox at Crane Arts 1400 North American Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

‘mid the steep sky’s commotion (world premiere)
by Joshua Stamper

Sunday, June 11 @ 4pm

The Icebox at Crane Arts
1400 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

‘mid the steep sky’s commotion is the second chapter of Joshua Stamper’s four-part Elements series, exploring the enigmatic and impenetrable quality of wind, its singular and intimate relationship to the detritus of a city, and the ways in which that detritus exists as an echo of the movements, relationships, and dreams of the city of Philadelphia. Joshua Stamper’s unique, colorful, evolving music captures ‘what the wind says’ in this first collaboration with The Crossing.

Wind is the epitome of mystery: it is a force of both destruction and preservation; its origins are inscrutable and its destination is unknown. Its presence echoes through our poems and dreams, yet its patterns and path remain impenetrable—invisible save for its effect on the world around it.

Joshua Stamper

this concert is a co-production of The Crossing, New Music at Crane Arts, and the Icebox Project Space

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