Saturday 11 January 08:00pm

FERUS Festival

Lucy Dhegrae: "A Barely Arching Bridge"

7pm doors • 8pm show


The Processing Series, from vocalist and 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence Lucy Dhegrae, was sprung from a prompt to four composers: write a piece for voice that deals with an aspect of trauma recovery. This four-part concert series features works by Eve Beglarian, Angélica Negrón, Osnat Netzer, and Katherine Young, written for and performed by Lucy Dhegrae.

Lucy has been praised for her “vocal versatility and an omnivorous curiosity” (New York Times). In addition to her work as the founder and director of the Resonant Bodies Festival, an international presenter of boundary-pushing contemporary music vocalists, she is an active advocate for the anti-sexual violence organization RAINN.

Part II: A Barely Arching Bridge is the second installment in The Processing Series. This concert confronts sexual violence squarely and unapologetically, and explores how one can transform one’s abuse into a tool of healing. Eve Beglarian’s She Gets to Decide, which combines personal history, the painting Thérèse Dreaming by Balthus, and the words of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina during the trial of Larry Nassar — “Leave your pain here, and go out and do your magnificent things” — is the centerpiece of a program which also features works by Amadeus Regucera, Philippe Leroux, Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, Peter Kramer, Guillaume de Machaut, and Francis Poulenc. 

“A barely arching bridge connects the terrible to the tender.” —Rilke