DESTRUCTION | A concert experience exploring the loss of nature, spirit, and humanity featuring works by Whitney George, Robert Honstein, and featuring the D.C. premiere of ANIMAL, by Fordham University Faculty Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis, commissioned by Balance Campaign. Program will include visual reflections on the current socio-political environment.
Each of these works speaks to the personal experience of living through destruction - of the Earth, of a relationship, and the destruction of our own humanity. Honstein’s Juno reflects on the devastation of global warming through the winter of 2015 with its crushing storms, while George’s A Stiffening Wound... uses Ted Hughes’ poem “Red” written about his wife, Sylvia Plath’s life and ultimate suicide after their divorce. De Cusatis’ ANIMAL depicts the evolution of an imaginary creature to a grotesque humanoid that ultimately enters a “final furious march that leads to its own extinction.”