James Austin Smith: Hearing Memory (October 28th)

James Austin Smith: Hearing Memory (October 28th)

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09.10.2023 - Article

''Hearing Memory'' tells the story of a forgotten East German avant-garde, asking how an overlooked cultural history might inform our political present.

Oboist James Austin Smith's musical-historical project, Hearing Memory, explores music lost to the 'end of history’. Smith and pianist Cory Smythe reflect on the complicated legacy of the classical music scene in 1970s East Germany, offering an example of musicians creating meaning beyond sound. Music by Friedrich Goldmann, Christfried Schmidt, Siegfried Thiele, and Paul Dessau will be featured alongside a world premiere of a piece for oboe and piano by Matana Roberts.

Date and Time: October 28th, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Location: National Sawdust, 80 N 6th Street Brooklyn NY 11249

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