Saturday 23 November 07:00pm

Lucy Dhegrae

"More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell"

6pm doors • 7pm 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, Lucy is an active advocate for the anti-sexual violence organization RAINN.

The first concert in The Processing Series, More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell, addresses the struggle to articulate an experience after trauma. It features the world premiere of Osnat Netzer’s Philomelos, which explores the “unspeakable” residual effects of trauma through the lens of Shakespeare’s character Lavinia, from Titus Andronicus. This premiere is accompanied by a collection of works that speak to these themes of communicative paralysis and explore the body’s ability to communicate beyond language: Jason Eckardt’s Dithyramb, Bethany Younge’s Her Disappearance, Maria Stankova’s Rapana, Vinko Globokar’s ?Corporel, and Caleb Burhans’ No.

Join Lucy Dhegrae for the first of four performances exploring how music — and the human voice — can transcend language to jumpstart the process of untangling that is trauma recovery. She shares the stage with percussionist Amy Garapic, violinist Pala Garcia, pianist Nathaniel LaNasa, and composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist Jerome Ellis.