"Gather & Release” is a one-hour performance for vibraphone and a variety of pre-recorded sounds, composed by percussionist Sarah Hennies. Her work explores issues related to queer/trans identity, mediated through sound and music technologies.
Over the course of an hour, Hennies entangles highly focused percussion playing with field recordings, sine waves, signifiers from her personal & family history (including a 20+ year old recording of her grandfather reciting poetry) and bilateral stimulation, a tool for anxiety release and a major component of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on relieving the patient of disturbing memories).
"Gather & Release" is personal, immediate, yet reserved.
Sarah Hennies will also give a presentation for students enrolled in MUSI 264 on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Please contact Yvette Jackson at email@example.com if you would like to sit in. Limited space is available.