Torque Songs: Myth of Absence
- Tuesday, November 19, 2019
- Hudson Hall, 7:30 p.m.
- Admission is free and open to the public.
Torque Songs: Myth of Absence is new song cycle that uses A.I. to generate textual, sonic and visual mashups created from letters/poems/autobiographies of the forgotten voices of female (or female identified) artists/mothers/creatives.
Dr. Dana Reason is a Canadian-born composer, sound/recording artist, and musicologist. Reason creates music for film, large and small ensembles, and with fixed media. She has performed with seminal artists including Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, George E. Lewis, Tim Berne, Fred Frith, Joelle Leandre, DJ Spooky, Joe McPhee, and Pauline Oliveros. Reason premiered her feature film score Back to God's Country (Kino-Lorber) at BAM in 2018. Reason was musical arranger on Henry Louis Gates' PBS series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019). Reason is the Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Oregon State University.
Sponsored by Willamette University and the Swindells Chair in Music.