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Anonymous Man @ Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

ANONYMOUS MAN @ CURTIS R. PRIEM EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Benoit Trimborn

Benoit Trimborn

Thursday March 22 at 7.30pm
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

For tickets visit www.empac.rpi.edu

Michael Gordon’s Anonymous Man

Anonymous Man (premiered July 2017) is a concert-length work from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon. The text is drawn from real life—Gordon's experiences living in a changing neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, meeting his future wife (the composer Julia Wolfe), raising a family, and especially his encounters with two homeless men who lived across the street.  The journey includes personal accounts of September 11, the death of one of the homeless men, and the outpouring of sympathy from the community following that loss, finally reaching an epiphany that evokes Lincoln's funeral train arriving on Desbrosses Street, the first stop on its visit to the streets of Manhattan. The interplay of personalities is beautifully rendered in music, springing from Michael’s conversations with the homeless men—serious, funny, mysterious, poetic, and mundane.

This is the tale of two
One life inside, the other one, outside

 

© 2017 Benoît Trimborn. All rights reserved.
Art used by kind permission of Benoit Trimborn and Hugo Galerie, New York.
https://www.hugogalerie.com/

Earlier Event: March 16
Anonymous Man @ Northwestern University
Later Event: June 17
Voyages