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Cooking in the Shadows of Empire: Performance + Artist Talk

October 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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Title: Cooking in the Shadows of Empire: Performance + Artist Talk
Date & Time: Thursday, October 5, 2023 6 – 7PM

Flutist and composer Tessa Brinckman introduces her music through performance and other media, in conversation around cultural identities (particularly as it relates to her New Zealand and South African roots), and the arts of collaboration and resistance.

Registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome!

About Tessa
Interdisciplinary flutist/composer Tessa Brinckman has been praised as a “flutist of chameleon-like gifts” and “virtuoso elegance” (Gramophone). As a performer she has premiered and commissioned numerous new works, within significant ensembles, concert series, residencies and festivals in the United States, South Africa, France and her native New Zealand. Now living in NYC, she enjoys creating and playing work that honors synesthesia, dialect, innate meter and collaboration. Her compositions are evolving to include experimental video and text.

Tessa co-directs the bi-coastal flute/percussion duo, Caballito Negro. Her co-composition for Mary Zimmerman’s “White Snake” was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award in 2014. Her collaborative films – experimental video “Women in Parallel Empires” (2021), and animation “The Gorgon Cycles” (2023) – have won 13 film festival awards for scoring, experimental film and animation. Tessa’s album, “Take Wing, Roll Back” releases in early 2024 (New Focus Recordings), featuring unique international artists.

This event is a Fall Multidisciplinary Residency Community Program. As part of a residency at BAC, we ask each artist to build and facilitate a Community Program. Community Programs are a unique opportunity for both artists-in-residence and our local community to gather, engage, and be in conversation with one another through art. Community Programs are free engagements open to the public and/or in collaboration with a local community partner.


October 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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