Event: The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents Hand Eye, a one-of-a-kind audio tour of one of metro Detroit’s biggest contemporary art collections, composed by the Sleeping Giant collective. The evening-length piece will premiere at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at Seligman Performing Arts Center in a performance headlined by three-time Grammy-winning eighth blackbird. This groundbreaking collaboration has been years in the making.
When: Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m.; Concert Prelude: “The Making of
Hand Eye” begins at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Who: Sleeping Giant is a collective of six young American composers. These “talented guys” (The New Yorker), who are “rapidly gaining notice for their daring innovations, stylistic range and acute attention to instrumental nuance” (WQXR) have composed a diverse body of music that prizes vitality and diversity over a rigid aesthetic. Their works have appeared in concert halls and clubs throughout the U.S. and Europe.
eighth blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company. The Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning “super-musicians” (LA Times) entertain and provoke audiences across the country and around the world.
For more information, or to reserve your press tickets, contact Amanda Bankston at 248-559-2097 or [email protected]