The ArtHouse presents: Dirt and Sky

February 2, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The ArtHouse opens the 2020 season with local Syracuse musician, Chris Cresswell on electric guitar and electronics and Boston based Byrne:Kozar Duo.
Presented at ArtRage Gallery, our neighborhood partner, this concert is the first of many upcoming events. If you are able, there is a $10 donation at the door. We look forward to seeing and sharing our historic Hawley-Green neighborhood!

Created by New York City/Boston based soprano Corrine Byrne and trumpeter Andy Kozar, the Byrne:Kozar:Duo presents historically informed performances of Baroque music for natural trumpet and soprano in addition to commissioning new works for modern trumpet and soprano. They have been said to create ‘an arresting symbiosis in their melding of voice and trumpet timbres’ (Textura) and that the ‘trumpet and voice seem to take on one another’s qualities’ (Bandcamp Daily).  

Dirt and Sky will feature music that explores the concept of opposing forces in inventive and ingenious ways.  The exploration of the earthly and divine heard in the music of Hildegard von Bingen, the oppositions inherent in war through Rob Deemer’s ‘Thalia Fields’ with text by an Iraq War veteran, the ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ possibilities of tonality in Scott Wollschleger’s ‘Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World,’ and our views of life and death through the prism of loss, in Chris Cresswell’s ‘all that’s left is dirt and sky’ are just some of the remarkable works for the Byrne:Kozar:Duo that will be presented.

Scott Wollschleger – Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World, Mvt. 1, Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179) – KaritasDavid Smooke – All Are Welcome Here (2017)Scott Wollschleger – Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World, Mvt. 2, Chris Cresswell – all that’s left is dirt and sky, Rob Deemer (text by Brian Turner) – Thalia Fields (2017) Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179) – Cum vox sanguinisReiko Futing – eternal return, Scott Wollschleger – Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World, Mvt. 3

ArtHouse is an interdisciplinary artist residency in Syracuse, New York. ArtHouse provides artists space to focus on creating, both individually and collectively. It facilitates solo exhibitions, group performances, film creations, music and art collaborative works.

ArtHouse fosters public engagement in the arts, expands boundaries of exhibit making that supports and advocates creative, socially engaged individuals as artists. As a cultural hub it seeks local expressive participants, who see a way of solving social problems through cultural works.