Brian Harnetty Performs "Shawnee Ohio" at the Wexner Center

Oct 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016


Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High Street
Columbus, OH

Columbus-based composer and musician Brian Harnetty weaves together field recordings, sonic archives, and live music in this evocative new Wex-commissioned work that examines the coal-mining past and fracking present of this small, Appalachian Ohio village. His band for this performance includes cellist Paul de Jong, formerly of the Books; Anna Roberts-Gevalt of Anna and Elizabeth on banjo and violin; and Jeremy Woodruff on sax and flute, among other outstanding players. Together they illuminate the layers of history and memory linked to the present-day reality of Shawnee, one of a group of southeastern Ohio coal-mining communities known as the Little Cities of Black Diamonds, where Harnetty’s family has deep roots.

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