Ekmeles’s core female vocalists perform Karlheinz Stockhausen’s In the Sky I am Walking and Raven Chacon’s Asdzaa Nádleehé & Yoolgai Asdzaa. 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 will join the singers for this work.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen – In the Sky I Am Walking (1972)
- Raven Chacon – Asdzaa Nádleehé & Yoolgai Asdzaa (2016) New York Premiere
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.