Join classical pianist
and special guests:
THOMAS LAUDERDALE - CHINA FORBES - CARL HALVORSON - NICHOLAS CROSA - PANSY CHANG
In a Landscape is a WPA-inspired piano and chamber music project that brings classical music into the wild. Venues are chosen for theatrical impact over acoustic perfection: Forests, fields and riverbanks replace staid concert halls. In previous iterations of multi-media performances, classical pianist Hunter Noack has often brought theatrical elements into the concert hall to deepen the audience’s relationship with music.
IN A LANDSCAPE TURNS THE TABLES ON CONVENTION, TAKING THE MUSIC OUT TO VENUES WITH BACKDROPS AS STIMULATING AS THE MUSIC.
Modeled after the trending “silent disco,” In a Landscape uses the latest wireless headphone technology to offer personal surround sound in acoustically challenged spaces. Nine performances of In a Landscape will take place summer 2016 at select parks and WPA sites in all Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County. Hunter Noack and special guests will perform music of Chopin, Schubert, Ravel, Bloch, and Copland interspersed with text by Opal Whitely, Hilda Conkling, Walt Whitman, and William Stafford at venues including Vista House, Hoyt Arboretum, and Timberline Lodge.
Hunter created this project with government support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, just as millions of Americans from 1935-1943 were hired by the U.S. Work Projects Administration (WPA). The WPA employed over 40,000 musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors to complete individual cultural projects as part of the WPA's Federal Project Number One. Timberline Lodge, one of the series' nine venues, is a landmark achievement of the WPA with hundreds of artists and craftsmen showcased in everything from the ironwork to the paintings on the walls. The Federal Music Project and Federal Theater Project provided thousands of free concerts and plays in halls and in parks making the performing arts accessible to all. Seventy-some years later,
IN A LANDSCAPE IS ONE MAN'S TESTIMONY TO THE POSSIBILITIES FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT WHEN SOCIETY SUPPORTS THE VISIONS AND PRODUCTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS.
Vista House at Crown Point
Columbia River Gorge
August 20, 2016 - 7pm
Featuring china Forbes
August 21, 2016 - 4pm
Featuring nicholas crosa & Pansy Chang
Tryon Creek State Park
August 23, 2016 - 7PM
Featuring Nicholas Crosa & Pansy Chang
Columbia River Gorge
August 24, 2016
Featuring Carl Halvorson, NICHOLAS CROSA & PANSY CHANG
at Hoyt Arboretum
August 25, 2016
Featuring Thomas Lauderdale, NICHOLAS CROSA & PANSY CHANG
Henry Hagg Lake
August 27, 2016 W/ Thomas Lauderdale, NICHOLAS CROSA & PANSY CHANG
August 29, 2016 - NOON
featuring Thomas Lauderdale
Stein-Boozier Barn at Park
August 31, 2016
featuring Thomas Lauderdale, NICHOLAS CROSA & PANSY CHANG
September 1, 2016
Hunter Noack is a classical pianist who uses literature, visual art, dance, drama, and design to create a more inclusive classical music experience. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the coLABorate Award in London, Moritzburg Audience Prize in Germany, and director of numerous cross-arts collaborations in the U.S and Europe, NY’s Rising Star Piano Series calls Hunter “a true artist in a renaissance sense of the word.”