To discuss beautiful small things, we have a panel of guests involved in the project:
Caitleen Kahn, Executive Director of the LYNX Project
Olivia Doig, soprano and Educational Coordinator at the LYNX Project
Emily Cooley, composer who wrote the title track “beautiful small things”
Daniel Baer, pianist (also the Library’s pianist for our Queer Poem-a-Day series!)
We also feature additional words prepared by text writers Kenta Mignot and Luke Burke, who writes on the Facebook page Different not less - Luke B.. Our episode covers many areas, including key concepts in thinking about neurodiversity, like “presumed competence,” and offers a unique opportunity to hear contemporary classical musicians reflect deeply on their art.
Throughout the conversation, we feature three fantastic tracks from the album, which we discuss in depth:
beautiful small things (2017), Text by Ryan Harris, Music by Emily Cooley; Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano & Nathaniel LaNasa, pianist
March 2017: Lucky (2019), Text by Luke Burke, Music by Joel Balzun; Olivia Doig, soprano & Christina Giuca, pianist
The Sixth Extinction (2019), Text by Kenta Mignot, Music by Tariq Al-Sabir; Nicholas Ward, baritone & Daniel Baer, pianist
You can check out the CD beautiful small things here at the library. The LYNX Project is performing at the Poetry Foundation next month, May 21, 2022 at 2pm, and tickets can be reserved for free.
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