Pianist Brianna Matzke and violinist Hajnal Pivnick present the Cincinnati premiere of the Bells from the Abyss. The new work for violin and piano was commissioned as part of Matzke and Pivnick’s Response Project inspired by Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert. More information to be announced.
Du Bois was asked to write a work in response to one simple phrase: ON BEHALF. The phrase “ON BEHALF” was drawn from an exchange between Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.
Du Bois was invited to consider how this phrase impacts her personally, politically, and/or artistically, as well as potential manifestations of the phrase within musical composition and performance. The new work is intended to speak “on behalf” of an idea, person, community, or condition.