22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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Castle of Our Skins | Sound & Appliqué | Artist-in-Residence

Friday, January 21 2022   |   7:00 pm

Free – $20.00

This event has been postponed to be a virtual re-broadcast at a later time to be announced.  Stay tuned for more information about the broadcast date.

Ensemble in Residence Castle of our Skins presents “Sound & Appliqué,” a multimedia concert experience inspired by African American quilting traditions. Memory, music, and spoken word are stitched together against a backdrop of new quilts created by textile artists L’Merchie Frazier and Alpha M. Bruton. This program will be preceded by a pre-concert lecture and feature the Boston debut of 2021 poet and Shirley Graham du Bois Creative in Residence Marlanda Dekine.

Sound & Appliqué is funded in part by grants from the Fromm Music Foundation and the Harvard Musical Association, with additional support from the Brattleboro Music Center. The Sound & Appliqué Commissions are supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, and anonymous donors.

Website: Castle of Our Skins


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Friday, January 21 2022
7:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States