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June 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Trinosophes

Sponsored by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation

ARTISTS | Viano String Quartet, Virago, Alan Hankers, Megan Heeres

The following pieces will be heard in excerpts, not in this order, connected
through improvisations.

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 6
Alberto Ginastera String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
Edvard Grieg String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op.27
Alan Hankers Emerging Light
Caroline Shaw Blueprint
Augusta Read Thomas Mansuetto Tribute, “double helix”

Detroit-based ensemble Virago presents an exploration of sound, nature, paper and
process. This immersive performance features Festival artist-in-residence Megan Heeres,
Shouse ensemble the Viano String Quartet, and composer/pianist Alan Hankers.
Megan creates fantastical paper images and objects, handmade from recycled
plant material. Papermaking is a sensory experience that envelopes the maker in
the movement, sound, smell of the pulp and their own body’s part in shaping it. The
resultant artwork is a beautiful recording of a labored and time-intensive process.
In Sound, Paper and Process, Megan takes us through moments of papermaking live.
Close-miking and video projection draw audiences and performers into this multisensory
experience. Virago, the Viano String Quartet, and Hankers amplify, illustrate,
complement, and contrast Megan utilizing improvisation and music by Hankers,
Shaw, Ginastera, Grieg and more. We are awakened to our senses in sticky processes
where the auditory, tactile, and visual intermingle.

Our host Trinosophes is an artist-run space, located inside a former spice processing
warehouse in the heart of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market district.

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June 17, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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1464 Gratiot Ave
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