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John Cage Musicircus

  • Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Avenue East Seattle, WA, 98102 United States (map)

Stacey Mastrian performs the U.S. premiere of Agostino DiScipio's Tiresia for poetic reader and electronics, with artwork to be projected on a 60' x 20' video wall -- inspired by the dualities of Tiresias (a blind seer, a man who spent seven years as a woman), the work focuses on tragedies from around the world:  a landslide in a garbage dump near Manila, which killed hundreds of impoverished Philippinos; a fire in a doll factory in Thailand which killed 500 young girls working there; secret nuclear experiments in the Western world on unaware civilians and military personnel; the traffic of human organs, mostly from children, between Brazil and the United States; and the unburied dead from wars -- new works by Mike Boyd and Stephen Lilly for performer and electronics, and a version of Alvin Lucier's Chambers.

Earlier Event: November 3
Seattle Composers' Salon
Later Event: November 16
Music and the Brain (private event)


Performances of Lost in the Woods, a percussion opera written for soprano Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective during the Thoreau bicentenary -- music by Christopher Shultis, texts (civil disobedience and nature) by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Three recording projects and concerts and residencies in AZ, CA, HI, MD, MO, PA, NV, and WA.