AUGUST 1-4, 2019
Salt Lake City Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT
This piece is designed to engage the performer in the “sweat-lodge ceremony,” called an inipi, by acting out the different sounds that occur as well as playing traditional Lakota melodies. Enveloping the audience in the sounds of a sweat-lodge, absent of light and outside influences, provides a new perspective into a very protected world of indigenous spirituality. In no way does this performance recreate the true experience of the lodge, rather it gives renewed perspective of a misunderstood spiritual practice.
The score will be available at the Convention and then afterwards here on the website.
Commissioned by Laurie Williams and the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock for it's National Orchestra Festival premiere in Spring 2019.