Chatterbird and Metro Archives Audiovisual Conservation Center joined us as we presented a new live performance combining music and archival film footage. Working alongside Metro Archives Staff, chatterbird selected unseen and endangered footage from the collection for preservation. The ensemble then created a new music soundtrack and film which will debuted live at Nashville Public Library's main auditorium on June 21.
This concert included four WORLD PREMIERES featuring the music of composers Chris Bell, Annalyse Clark, Nick Heilborn, and Matthew Shorten. This concert will be the culmination of a spring project with Vanderbilt University’s Composition Studio.
Hello Gold Mountain is a requiem for lost possibilities of the Jewish community of Shanghai. The work, an original composition by Wu Fei, will feature chatterbird along with Wu Fei, guzheng, and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, oud (Silkroad Ensemble). The piece is inspired by stories of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from Europe during World War II. This premiere is supported in part by the MAP Fund.