Sat 5/15 • 7PM PDT
The latest project from composer, singer, bandleader and two-time Grammy nominated recording artist Ted Hearne, Dorothea is a kaleidoscopic, lushly explosive post-pop song cycle embodying the viscerally tender, pathos riddled, darkly funny poems of Dorothea Lasky with synth beats, rhapsodic textures and the heavenly vocals of “Los Angeles based polymath” electronic musician Eliza Bagg aka Lisel. Dorothea creates a new space, outside the classical concert hall, outside the dance hall, into the wild of our own beating hearts.
This live video premiere, created with videographer Carole Kim and creative consultant Daniel Fish, features the work and process of visual artist Rachel Perry.
Award-winning American poet Dorothea Lasky is the author of five collections of poetry and is co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (2013). Her poems have appeared in a number of prominent publications, including The New Yorker, Paris Review and American Poetry Review. Known for her colloquial, even slangy style and dramatic readings, Lasky acknowledges that “there is a kind of arrogance, a kind of supreme power, that when infused with a little real humility and expertise, makes a poem. Because the poem is always about the speaker.”