Live from Epsilon Spires: Walls of Sound - The Ecology of the Borderlands (Audio)
Organist Alexander Meszler will use the historic Estey organ at Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street Brattleboro, to present “Walls of Sound: The Ecology of the Borderlands,” an original composition exploring the natural environment of the Sonoran Desert at the U.S.-Mexico border. “Walls of Sound” brings together collaborators from across disciplines including musicians, scientists, activists, and theater, and was funded in part by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York.Through “Walls of Sound,” Meszler invites viewers to consider the human impact of the militarization of borders and the impact on the natural environment. “Walls of Sound,” composed in 2018, is a collaborative creation involving the multimedia talent of many, including musician Glenn Weyant whose work has addressed the militarization of the Southern Arizona borderlands since 2006; the video works of artist Erik Miller and videographer Samantha Lloyd; and musical works composed specifically for this program by Garth Paine and Huw Morgan. The program is narrated with the poetry of Alberto Rios, poet laureate of Arizona, and scientific research by Michael Schoon, Associate Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. For more information visit: epsilonspires.org.