A Present From a Small Distant World by Alex Eddington was selected from 800 submissions to be part of KC VITA choir’s annual Summer Series concerts in Kansas City, MO. This will be a world premiere.
Alex Eddington is creating collaborative music and sound design with the all-ages, all-abilities Ground Floor Choir, for the Jumblies Theatre project TILESCAPES.
This world premiere work will feature texts by the participants inspired by tiles they designed throughout the project (see below), vocal works created collaboratively with the choir, and an ambient soundscape generated by ceramic materials.
This performance coincides with the opening of the Tilescapes exhibition, and is FREE to the public.
In Fall 2018 ceramics artist, Parker Dirks, came once a week to The Ground Floor and worked with our artists and community participants to create ceramic tiles expressing landscapes mingling fantasy, memory and local surroundings.
These turned out so intricately and magnificently, that we have invited Parker back to finish the project through an intensive residency period at The Ground Floor.
There will be public drop-in sessions, other less formal drop-in options, and a final exhibition and celebration for the finished tiles, including music and stories responding to them.
Voices Choir presents The Mystery of Christmas.
World premiere of Kyrie on “Jesous Ahatonhia” from Missa Brevis on Francophone Carols by Alex Eddington.
A setting of the Latin Kyrie text. The music is re-composed from the tune of Jesous Ahatonhia, otherwise known by its more recent name: the Huron Carol.