Meira will be presenting a live and streamed lecture, For the Love of Earth: Ocean Calling Trilogy and the Fragility of Nature on February 25 @ 1 PM at the University of South Carolina School of Music, 813 Assembly St., Room 232 in Columbia, SC. This will be part of the University’s Luise E. Peake Music and Culture Colloquium Series.
You can register for the streaming link the week before the February 25 event here.
As she writes, “Nature has long been an inspiration for composers, and indeed for all artists. What’s different now, and my drive for composing Symphony Living Breathing Earth, Ocean Calling, Ahavah (Love) and other related works, is that we can no longer take this living planet for granted.” See a video excerpt from Ocean Calling III: The Giant Blue below.
This will be presented with What Goes Around Comes Around, an art installation by Bonnie Louise Monteleone, Executive Director of Plastic Ocean Project, Inc., which is on exhibition in the School of Music library February 21-28. See a video about it below.
The Luise E. Peake Music & Culture Colloquium is a public event series hosted by the Music History, Ethnomusicology and Experimental Music faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music, and is dedicated to showcasing diverse programming and guests, especially emerging scholars and artists.