Halcyon String Quartet: Shifting Shores
July 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $20
We are so excited to welcome back Halcyon to the Meetinghouse! Their April show was an exciting blend of music and amazing footage of the Kennebec in winter. Their next effort looks to be just as powerful. Tickets are $20, kids under 13 are FREE so bring them. Show starts at 7:30 PM so it will be dark when the video goes up.
More on the Program and Artists:
In Shifting Shores, Halcyon collaborates with video artist Luke Fatora to explore the shifting boundaries of Maine’s shorelines and waterways in the face of climate change. This full-length performance combines string quartet music with synchronous film that explores the impacts of sea level rise, coastal erosion, and species migration while highlighting the cultural and ecological importance of Maine’s waterways, fishruns, and coastlines. The program includes music by Monthati Masebe, Florence Price, Mozart, Philip Glass, and Fredrik Sjölin and depicts footage of Maine’s shoreline habitats ranging from the rocky coastline of Owls Head to the waterways of the St. George and Medomak Rivers.
Halcyon is a string quartet based in Midcoast Maine. As performers, artists, and collaborators, violinists Sophie and Josie Davis, violist Colin Wheatley, and cellist Nora Willauer strive to share their love of music in ways that foster connection, community, vibrancy, joy, warmth and accessibility. By combining music with visual art, Halcyon inspires its audiences to notice, observe, and actively participate in community while acknowledging and protecting the natural environment that sustains us. The quartet creates programs that build partnerships with local community organizations, promote environmental stewardship, and respond to the urgency of climate change. Halcyon’s performances combine music, narrative, film, and art to draw attention to the daily challenges, rewards, and realities facing our communities – acknowledging the need for creative and diverse communication that harnesses the power of cultural traditions, storytelling, music, and visual art to translate numbers and facts into something tangible and human. For more information on Halcyon’s upcoming programs visit halcyonstringquartet.org.
Luke Fatora – Video Artist
Luke Fatora is a musician and experimental filmmaker who creates films for scores. Originally drawn to the violin after hearing old-time fiddle music, Luke later studied violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Luke became captivated by the interplay between imagery and sound while experimenting with sound design as a student in San Francisco. Since then, he has been creating multimedia works that strive to make abstract experiences more tangible. His work draws inspiration from the ability music and imagery have to communicate what fleetingly escapes language.