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Dana Reason: Torque Songs

Portland Metro Arts – Saturday, August 17 – 4:10 p.m.
Dana Reason: Torque Songs

Dana Reason: Torque Songs

Saturday, August 17, doors open: 1:00 p.m., set begins: 4:10 p.m.
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This new work utilizes the concept of torque to create thematic and generative sonic rotations that move through “forgotten” voices. Throughout the work, equilibrium and disequilibrium are at play–distilling the spaces in and around sound and visual objects.

Dana Reason is a Canadian-born composer, sound/recording artist, and musicologist. Reason creates music for film, large and small ensembles, and with fixed media. She has performed with seminal artists including Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, George E. Lewis, Tim Berne, Fred Frith, Joelle Leandre, DJ Spooky, Joe McPhee, and Pauline Oliveros. Reason premiered her feature film score Back to God’s Country (Kino-Lorber) at BAM in 2018. Her wind ensemble Currents, as well as her album Angle of Vision, were long listed for nomination in 3 separate categories for GRAMMY awards in 2014. More recently, Reason was musical arranger on Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019). Reason is the Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Oregon State University.

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