July, 2020


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Jul 20

In the Sky I Am Walking – Online

Ekmeles’s core female vocalists perform a special live-stream edition of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s In the Sky I am Walking and a November 15th 2019 recording of a live performance of Raven Chacon’s Asdzaa Nádleehé & Yoolgai Asdzaa. Artists maya + rouvelle have created video elements for this special event, streamed from the singers’ home in Brooklyn.

Stockhausen’s theatrical work is based on English translations of poetry from the Chippewa, Pawnee, Nootka, Teton Sioux, Ayacucho, and Aztec nations. Chacon’s work is titled for two powerful goddesses in the Navajo tradition, Changing Woman and White Shell woman. The text draws on important elements of the Diné Bahane’ (Navajo: Story of the People). Pianist Steven Beck joined the singers for this work.

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – In the Sky I Am Walking (1972)
  • Raven Chacon – Asdzaa Nádleehé & Yoolgai Asdzaa (2016)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles’s 2019-2020 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, and the generosity of private donors.

This program is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC; and funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.