Concordance: New Pairings of Literature and Music

Apr. 17, 2019

Concordance: New Pairings of Literature and Music

Saturday, April 20, 3-5pm
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

What happens when the worlds of literature and music combine? The final composer's forum concert of the season, featuring original collaborative work by UNLV English Department creative writing graduate students and School of Music composition students in conjunction with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, seeks to answer exactly this question. The Composers Forum presents music and literature as inherently cooperative art forms, requiring active engagement between both audience and art as well as between individual artists themselves. Exploring the alchemical space where language meets music meets art, the concert promises to be an evening of boundary-crossing and genre-swapping magic.

Co-produced by Dr. Jennifer Bellor and Dr. Eryn Green, this showcase will feature:


Music by Leo Berenguel and text by Sam Gilpin
Jeymar Perez, saxophone
Leo Berenguel, melodica
Samuel Ramirez, guitar
Ruben Van Gundy, upright bass
Daniel Pappageorge, drums

Free improvisation in response to art

Pen and Ink
Music by Brittney Benton and text by Elena Brokaw
Won Na, violin
Brooke Herndon, keyboard

Reading by Wendy Wimmer

Once, a little blue frog told his mother no
Music by Britta Epling and Text by Joe Milan Jr.
Zixuan Yan, alto flute
Oleksiy Hamov, violin
Angel Scotch, cello

Music by Brooke C. Herndon and Text by Oscar Oswald
Sarra Hey-Folick, clarinet
Adam Stiber, cello
Brooke Herndon, toy piano

Free. All are welcome.