Hitting Things, Saying Things
“Theater, film and music are by nature collaborative arts.” — Sean Griffin “Many of my works explore ambiguities of interdisciplinary incongruity.” — Sean Griffin
Along his unusual path for a composer, Sean Griffin has created large and small-scale concert works, collaborative sound and video installations, film scores, and many projects in-between. This spring Griffin will be in-residence twice, working on two new projects and each time sharing some of his recent work with the public. Hitting Things, Saying Things is an evening of performances that spans work that might best be called percussion theater. These pointedly staged compositions use such ploys as an aurally-driven, virtuosic game of pattycake, theatricalized misuse of household objects, and other dissolutions of music performance into the terrain of theater. The show will feature the premier of a new work for Aiyun Huang, the acclaimed soloist, finished as part of Griffin’s residency at EMPAC. Performing will be Don Nichols, Greg Stewart and Aiyun Huang.