Entries by Zan Emerson

Lynne Procope

Lynne Procope is a Trinidadian poet living in New York. She is a Cave Canem fellow, former National Poetry Slam champion, and co-author of the collaborative collection, Burning Down the House. Her poems are widely published across the hemisphere. She is a writer, educator, editor, curator, former ED and co-founder of the louderARTS Project, editor in chief of Union Station Magazine, and current creative director of LEAF Global Arts’ Lit Live Series.

Music and the Baldwin Protocol

Music and the Baldwin Protocols is an Instagram TV series hosted by Roger Bonair-Agard. 

Inspired by his Baldwin Protocol reading series, Bonair-Agard’s residency at National Sawdust draws from James Baldwin’s legacy of scholarship and facility with conversation to feature discussions about how racial justice and human dignity are manifested in a variety of musical forms including classical western music, new music, and opera. 

JL Marlor

JL Marlor is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist, composer and educator. Known for her narrative-driven multi genre chamber music, her work examines the intersections between the collective and the individual as it relates to protest and social change, drawing heavily from Slavic women’s music, riot grrrl punk, plainchant, and American protest music.

Jorinde Keesmaat

Jorinde Keesmaat is a Dutch director of opera and staged classical concerts. From 2016 through 2019, she is Guest Director-in-Residence at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York. In her immersive multidisciplinary work, Keesmaat plays with the relationship between spectator and actor / musician. In her projects, she explores the possibilities of an individual approach to the public. The conventional boundaries between classical concerts, opera and theatre are of little import in her work.