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making the whole world a sky

November 11, 2023, 7:30 pm8:30 pm.

Experience the enchanting world of winged wonders through the magical harmony of music with a world premiere and selections from a variety of cultures and epochs.

Composer Paula Matthusen and musicians from The Knights unite for this world premiere event that celebrates birds as a timeless source of inspiration for humanity. Bringing together birdsong and music, making the whole world a sky rhapsodically joins these two worlds. Matthusen’s spellbinding new composition draws on recent and historical research from Cornell Ornithology, bringing recordings of birds’ songs and the technologies used to interact with them – including The Knights’ musical instruments – into a shared realm. What starts as a song may emerge as a space to be interrupted, negotiated, and savored.