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Sara Bouchard: The News, Monday-Friday

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT 257 17TH ST. (BROOKLYN, NY)

Sound artist, conceptual songwriter and longtime South Slope neighbor Sara Bouchard premiered her song cycle “The News: Monday-Friday” at Open Source in 2012. With the work’s ecological and political themes growing in relevance today, she reprises the performance in an intimate house concert setting accompanied by her husband Alan Biller on upright bass. A reception will follow.

“The News: Monday-Friday” is a futuristic folk tale of migration which Bouchard performs on acoustic guitar, mandolin and autoharp. Bouchard wrote the ten songs over two spans of five consecutive weekdays, collaging the lyrics entirely from words and phrases cut from the daily newspaper. Through this intensive process a story emerged:

Uprooted from their homeland by a string of natural disasters, a fictional community grapples with finding a new home amidst rising waters. A kaleidoscope of characters parade by: a mysterious religious leader, a haughty politician, a mourning mother, a stranger with bright ideas… As the story unfolds through various perspectives, an underlying concern sets in: With our landscape changing around us, where will we go, who will we become, and how will we hold onto our past?

Sara Bouchard is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the intersection of sound, story and environment. Born in California, Bouchard received her B.A. from Yale University in 2003. She has exhibited and performed across NYC, including at The Center for Book Arts, The American Folk Art Museum, Dumbo Arts Center, Proteus Gowanus and Open Source, as well as in the Berlin Underground. Her piece Weather Box was published by Fuse Works Multiples & Editions in 2014. She is known for her work with Americana string band Union Street Preservation Society and also performs as Sara Bouchard & the Salt Parade. She has been accepted as an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University beginning in the fall.

Details

Date:
July 15
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Monika Wuhrer’s home
257 17th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Phone:
6462793969