MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SATURDAY, JULY 22ND
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Events (more headlines) 03-08-2017

Not Less Than The Good World Premiere By New Thread Quartet With J.D. Mcclatchy And David Morneau At The Morgan Library & Museum On Friday, June 2, 2017

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://5of4.com/Performances/not-less-than-the-good-world-premiere
New York, NY, March 2, 2017 – To celebrate the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, New Thread Quartet will perform the world premiere of David Morneau’s Not Less Than the Good at the Morgan Library & Museum on June 2, 2017. The world premiere performance will open the Morgan’s exhibition This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal—the most comprehensive exhibition devoted to the life of one of America’s most influential authors and thinkers—and will feature poet J.D. McClatchy reading excerpts from Walden.

Not Less Than the Good is a musical sunrise, a celebration of morning as embraced by Thoreau in Walden. Thoreau wrote about morning as a metaphor for intellectual and spiritual awakening: “The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour.” Commissioned by New Thread Quartet and composed by David Morneau, Not Less Than the Good simulates a sunrise by combining the meditative playing of the saxophone quartet with ambient synthesizers. The music grows from a single quiet note, adding notes and timbres, growing in fullness and depth. Underneath this are sounds recorded during the pre-dawn and early morning hours at Walden Pond: a chorus of insects, the lone song of dawn’s first bird which is joined by others in a raucous counterpoint, and the splashing of morning swimmers. The hour-long performance is punctuated by readings of excerpts from Walden—a secular prayer of hope for enlightenment—performed by poet J. D. McClatchy.

Morneau composed Not Less Than the Good for the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth (July 12, 2017). In Walden, Thoreau invites us to reject the life we’re expected to live, through a pursuit of self enlightenment, through the effort to wake up. His words remain vital today. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.”

We live in a moment where our culture grows dark. Knowledge is trivialized. Greed is a virtue. Violence is too often the first answer. And happiness is promised with just one more purchase. Hope comes with the dawn. “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep."

Not Less Than the Good
Friday, June 2, 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016)
Tickets: $25; $20 for members
The exhibition This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal will be open at 6:30 pm for program attendees.
More information and tickets: www.themorgan.org/programs/not-less-good

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New World Album

Sound Behavior Troupe Take A Swipe At Bay Area PC Culture In Latest Single

Handshake & Ice Cream Helps Artists Monetize Their Facebook Followers

NABIHA Comes Good On 'IOU' To Fans

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

First Acts For ADE LIVE Announced: Hercules & Love Affair, Fatima Yamaha, Anna Of The North, Phlake, Vessels And More

Gospel Blues Singer/Songwriter, Kimberlee M. Leber, Reveals How To 'Fight The Good Fight Of Faith' In Her New Music Video



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Merlin Member Survey 2017
» Baserock Launches Immersive Bass-Frequency Backpack
» Killer Tracks Launches GUM Tapes
» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"
» Edison Research: Broadcast Radio Controls More Than Three-Fifths Of Canadian Listening
» China Music Licensing Pioneer Mathew Daniel Moves To NetEase Cloud Music
» IndieNinja, An Artist Services Marketplace, Launches At A2IM Indie Week In NYC
» THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC KICKS OFF A SUMMER OF PERFORMANCES, CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS
» Suzann Christine's New Single "Dope Queen"
» Legendary Musician Proud To Be Named New Animals Asia Ambassador


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Music Streaming Service: The Next Frontier For Tesla And Elon Musk
» Generation Z: Meet The Young Millennials
» MusicDish Review: Xi'an Post-Punk Band FAZI 3rd Album "Heart Of Desire"
» Aloft Hotels And MTV Spotlight Top Asia Pacific Music Talent
» Canadian Sounds In China (CSC)
» QQMusic: From Streaming Service To Integrated Music Content Producer
» Music Works International Expands Team, Roster And Global Reach
» BMG Partners With Chinese Social Network Momo
» MusicDish Music Releases In China: SLC, HearIM, Tom Ricci, Voodoo Swing
» ASCAP And YouTube Reach Multi-Year Agreement For US Performance Rights
» Supreme Court Rules Unanimously In Favor Of The Slants
» Longtail Music Provides An Alternative To The On-Demand Algorithm

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.