New Work by James Kimo Williams to Premier at Brooklyn Academy of Music
August 13, 2013
James Kimo Williams, Associate Professor, was commissioned by the New York string ensemble ETHEL to create a new composition for string quartet. The piece "Into the Liquid" will premiere in October at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York.
The piece is a result of a project, Documerica, developed by ETHEL, in which a select group of composers were invited to create original compositions for string quartet based on inspirations from a series of photographs. The photographs, part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Documerica Project, were captured from 1971-1977 by freelance photographers commissioned to document America’s relationship with its land .
ETHEL’s Documerica will be performed at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, October 2-5, 2013, as part of BAM’s 31st annual Next Wave Festival. For more information and tickets, visit BAM’s Documerica event page.