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Wildshore, Artists in Residence, June 2022

Bunnell presents Wild Shore New Music, a New York-based, Alaska-raised chamber music collective featuring composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. in a live broadcast from Bunnell, on KBBIAM890 Friday, June 10th at 7pm. Audience must be seated at 6:45 for the show to go live on air at 7pm. Composer talk prior to performance, 6-6:45pm, free.

The Bunnell Arts by Air radio series features Alaska and visiting musicians in all genres and is co-produced by Bunnell Street Arts Center and KBBI to support local artists and musicians and celebrate our community.

This Alaska-based performer ensemble will be presenting a composer portrait concert of the music of Joseph C. Phillips Jr. (Numinous). Led by two New York-based performers with deep Alaskan roots, Andie Tanning (violin) and Katie Cox (flute), Wild Shore New Music enlists other accomplished performers to create a dynamic chamber ensemble that presents concerts and outreach events in rural communities of Alaska.

This year Wild Shore will feature composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr., who presents work “about my conscious acknowledgment of my heritage in popular and contemporary music and culture, but reflects a post-black aesthetic… Through a lens of individual experience, Changing Same explores some of this richness, diversity, and complexity of blackness in America during my lifetime.”

Other works include The Spell of Vanishing Loveliness, a piece about Mr. Phillips’ personal experience on the day the Twin Towers were attacked, and Never Has Been Yet, a piece for piano and narrator setting the text of Langston Hughes’ poem “Let America Be America Again.”

Performers Include: 

Sunrose Winslow, voice (Homer)

Katie Cox, flute (New York)

Sandra Cox, clarinet (Anchorage)

Rose Crelli, Violin (California/ Alaska)

Andie Tanning, viola (New York)

Mannfried Funk, cello (Homer)

Kade Bissell, percussion (Anchorage)

Scott Hansen, piano (Fairbanks)

Jame Moore, guitar (New York)

This program is made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.  Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (AIR) features Alaska, national and international artists for residencies of varying lengths, from one week to one month. The program has evolved with support from McKnight Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, US Artists, Homer Foundation, ArtPlace America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Today, it is primarily supported by private donors, foundation grants, and application fees.

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.

Composer Talk: Friday June 10th, 2022, 6pm, free

Composer Portrait Concert: Friday, June 10, 2022: Bunnell Arts by Air with KBBI, 7:00. In-person audience must arrive by 6:45pm. Tickets are sliding scale: $20 discount, $30 regular, $50 pay-it-forward and can be purchased at https://bunnell-street-arts-center.square.site/concerts

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