in nature (2020) 20'


Warren Miller Performing Arts Center

First Performer: 

The Crossing & Roots in the Sky - Donald Nally, conductor; Warren Miller Performing Arts Center; August 1, 2020

The work was specifically written as a hybrid of live and pre-filmed music observing the limitations presented by COVID-19. 20 singers of The Crossing were recorded one-at-a-time at the Icebox Project Space at CraneArts and the recordings will be combined in real time with the live performances of four socially-distanced singers of Roots in the Sky singing from WMPAC in Big Sky, Montana. As such, they reach over the 2100 miles span between them to make a work of art together. in nature reflects The Crossing’s commitment to their Montana summer home at WMPAC, led by its Executive Director, John Zirkle. The text, by Lang, is a series of reflections and thoughts of being in nature and the work both celebrates and marks the absence of nature during the pandemic.

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