Music Program

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

Hallwalls & Burchfield Penney Art Center present

Open Music Ensemble

Asheboro Wake

Performed by Open Music Ensemble
With Babel, Cathy Muller, & Jamie Currie
Directed by Otto Muller

An experimental oratorio based around the 1808 murder of Naomi Wise. The account of this act of violence in the folk ballad "Poor Omie Wise" presents an archetype of the female victim that is prevalent throughout musical genres. This work seeks to remove the historical and musicological distance from which we can accept this violence as tragic and consequently beautiful.

Made possible by a major grant from The New York State Music Fund.

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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.