Composer, Edmund Campion and Poet, John Campion will present a new collaborative work of music and poetry "L'autre". The work was commissioned by Radio France and produced at CNMAT and IRCAM. It will be featured in the upcoming Présences 1999 Festival in Paris.

L'autre represents a deeply inwoven collaboration between two brothers. The piece begins with the origins and hopeful emergence of consciousness out of the unconscious--the birth of language (the logos) out of a primordial welter of sounds and syllables. The work traces the development of this Ur-relationship through the usurpation and domination of the unconscious by consciousness, the feminine by the masculine. This conflict is portrayed as a modern fear of "The Other"-- race, culture and gender. The composition is scored for Mezzo-soprano/narrator, horn, two percussion, harp, and tape.

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Friday, November 20, 1998, 10:00pm to Saturday, November 21, 1998 12:00am