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Longleash's "Far from Shore" on New Lens

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Longleash (a piano trio) is an ensemble with a traditional instrumentation and a progressive identity. They'll bring their program "Far from Shore" to New Lens at WUOL's Performance Studio on August 14th, with music by James Diaz, Linda Catlin Smith, Anthony Vine, Anthony Cheung, and Baldwin Giang. This show will explorie distance, separation, reunification and transformation as sources of artistic inspiration, solace, and unexpected beauty.

In James Diaz's In Her Dream Song the three performers orbit one another, shifting between separation and alignment in kaleidoscopic textures. Linda Catlin Smith's Far from Shore captures stillness from afar, painting a hazy seascape with spare outlines and gently undulating rhythms. In Anthony Vine's Trio, the 13th century Montpellier Codex finds itself transformed and reimagined in a contemporary context for violin, cello, and harmonium. Anthony Cheung's Flyway Detour draws inspiration from the phenomena of avian migration, and finds beauty in drifting from predetermined paths. In Baldwin Giang's Gaudeamus Award nominated Songs after Sufjan, Giang turns to the songs of singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens for creative inspiration in the face of loss and isolation.

New Lens is free, but seating is limited and a ticket is required by visiting Eventbrite.com. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Note: this concert is at Louisville Public Media/WUOL, not at 21c Museum Hotel. UPDATE: This show is sold out, but we do have a waiting list. email membership@louisvillepublicmedia.org to be added.

Daniel Gilliam is Program Director for LPM Classical. Email Daniel at dgilliam@lpm.org.