Re:Sound 2023 Concert I with Leo Chang + Alex Zhang Hungtai // Persephone & the Phoenix
Join us for Re:Sound 2023, June 8-11. Re:Sound is an annual new and experimental music festival that brings together and showcases pioneers in the arts with diverse programming of music and sound installations at venues across Cleveland. By connecting local and visiting artists, the festival further propels the innovation and artistry flourishing in Northeast Ohio.
Concert I features performances by:
Leo Chang + Alex Zhang Hungtai
Persephone & the Phoenix
About the artists:
After retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Zhang has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, Free Jazz, film scores and compositions. Zhang predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic music of liminality, and its correlation with the unconscious mind. Leo Chang is a Korean improviser, composer and performer of avant-garde music currently living in Brooklyn. Born in Seoul, Leo lived as an expat in Singapore, Taipei, and Shanghai, and then moved to the United States in 2011. Needing to assimilate to different cultures from a young age, Leo expresses rootlessness and multiplicity within identities through his music, while being skeptical of norms and definitions. Leo traces the origins of his fractured identity-formation to colonial legacies that continue to this day. His art is an act of home-making inspired by various musical and ideological movements that have sought to question power dynamics and imagine freedom within egalitarian possibilities.
Persephone & the Phoenix is a wildfire of creative plenty. Through their playful curiosity, the duo taps into the synergy between composition, curation, and technology by expanding the boundaries of genre, stage, and storytelling. Nicole Brancato, keys, and Teagan Faran, strings, invite the world to join in on their collaborative energy exchanges. Formed on the tropical island of Manhattan, P&tP create to connect our larger social consciousness with the realities of our modern human experience. Together, Nicole and Teagans credits include the Guggenheim and Lincoln Center (NYC); Bellas Artes Centro Cultural(Mexico); Gesellschaftshaus Magdeburg (Germany); and the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C). In July 2022, they created Fire in which we Burn for Canadas Banff Centre of the Arts, featuring live adaptive visuals and fixed media. In the coming 22/23 season, they are premiering 9 Ways to Destroy a Violin while in residence at the cell theatre in NYC.
The Bop Stop at the Music Settlement (Ver)
2920 Detroit Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44113
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