About This Program
“Working like a novelist, [Harnetty] has immersed himself in an archive of field recordings – slices of past lives – and now emerges to create a new text, breathing new life into old chunks of sound by radically recontextualising them.” —The Wire
This event is part of the SPCO's boundary-defying Liquid Music concert series.
Learn more and buy this event as part of a full Liquid Music subscription package.
No Fiction Festival
True stories and personal histories told through music
Music's ability to get to the emotional heart of a story is the inspiration for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s No Fiction Festival. Programming includes SPCO chamber music concerts at the Capri Theater, Icehouse and Saint Paul Academy on the theme of sisterhood, featuring works by intrepid composers Hildegard von Bingen, the Boulanger sisters (Nadia and Lili), Jessie Montgomery and Dame Gillian Whitehead; Liquid Music presentations of Fanm d’Ayiti, spotlighting women of Haitian song, and Shawnee, Ohio, illuminating life in a small Appalachian mining town; and additional events with partners On Being, Macalester College and Carleton College. Learn more about the entire festival at thespco.org/nofiction.
Please note: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra does not perform on this program.
Shawnee, Ohio Related Event
Shawnee, Ohio Gallery Installation
Saturday, February 24 through Friday, March 23
Visual and sound art by Brian Harnetty
Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College