Farm Technology Days at Barringer Family Farms Sept. 11 & 17, 2022 • 5-8pm Join us at Barringer Family Farms in Ellsworth, WI to explore the intersection between music technology and outdoor, rural settings. Some pieces will be old-school, with simple invented instruments and improvisation, while others will feature cutting edge AR (artificial reality) technology that is changing how we experience art and music.
A Murmur in the Trees at Caponi Art Park Sept. 23, 2022 • 6pm Zeitgeist presents an outdoor musical performance and poetry reading featuring the music of Eve Beglarian and poetry by Emilio DeGrazia at Caponi Art Park in Eagan. Composer Eve Beglarian was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem and a piece of birch bark to create A Murmur in the Trees, a 30-minute work that features 24 double bass players spread throughout a grove of trees.
Zeitgeist Halloween Festival 2022 Oct. 27-29, 2022 Zeitgeist's Halloween Festival at Studio Z features three evenings of haunting sounds, bone-chilling new commissions, and spine-tingling storytelling centered on the theme of "Monsters Among Us." Performances will include the world premiere of new chamber works for Zeitgeist by DeVon Russell Gray, Isaac Mayhew, and Stephanie Henry, storytelling curated by Nothando Zulu, and musical performances by RenegadeEnsemble, DeVon Russel Gray, and others.
Early Music Festival: Alvin Lucier Nov. 17-20, 2022 A co-production of Zeitgeist and 113 Composer Collective, Zeitgeist’s 2022 Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Alvin Lucier. Since the 1960's Lucier's work has reshaped the way we think about sound with music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception.
NORTH EXHIBITION: Jan 27-April 22, 2023 ARTIST RECEPTION: Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m. Anderson Center at Tower View: 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN A new installation work by Mary Ellen Childs in collaboration with visual artist Lindsy Halleckson and videographer Tamara Ober. Based on the stark winter environment of the Arctic, NORTH combines recorded music performed by Zeitgeist, abstract paintings in winter hues, projected imagery of northern snowscapes, and sculptural elements to create an immersive environment in which to consider our northernmost lands and their connection to all of us wherever we live.
Here & There 2023 Ohio performances: Feb. 2-4 Minnesota performances: Feb. 16 at Anderson Center, Feb. 17-18 at Studio Z Zeitgeist and Cleveland-based No Exit New Music Ensemble continue their long-standing, cross-country collaboration with joint concerts in Ohio and Minnesota.