The Culmination of the eighth blackbird collaboration
Our partnership with eighth blackbird culminated in a noteworthy final performance April 9. The eighth blackbird ensemble, along with the music, dance, theatre, creative writing, and motion picture arts departments, collaborated to create the interdisciplinary work, "Everywhere, There is Somewhere." This concert was the result of a semester long collaborative and creative process generated by the students with ideas and input from eighth blackbird percussionist and Academy alumnus, Matthew Duvall, and faculty members Kedrik Merwin, Matthew Lindstrom, Gulshirin Dubash and Clyde Sheets. A new class hour, dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration, allowed for this project to take root. Congratulations to all the students and faculty and the musicians of eighth blackbird for the an innovative and thought-provoking performance.