String Quartet ETHEL Presents MN Premiere of "Documerica" 6/3

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

A meditation on America’s relationship to our land—and to today’s environmental and social issues—the multimedia work Documerica melds multiple-screen video projections with music by some of today’s top composers, performed with electrifying virtuosity by alternative string quartet ETHEL. Created in collaboration with projections designer Deborah Johnson (Sufjan Stevens’ BQE) and directed by Steve Cosson, Documerica juxtaposes manipulated vintage 1970s visuals with the music of now. Inspired by and showcasing evocative imagery from Project Documerica, a 1970s photographic archive commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, the program explores this compelling snapshot of a tumultuous era.