Upstate New York inspires Everson Museum’s immersive music and art experience
Upstate NY inspires Everson's curated music and art experience
Scratches and tones float from a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin filling the galleries of the Everson Museum of Art. The sounds call to visitors, inviting them to follow the carefully composed pieces of music filling the museum. Visitors meander through the stoic galleries admiring and questioning the fibers stretched on the walls unaware the music has such strong connections to the art through structure and tone.
David Fulmer, composer, conductor, violinist, and musical curator, is a source of constant motion as he performs. Grand movements and breaths flow as unexpected sounds leave his centuries-old instrument. A snowy Christmas Eve visit to the Everson inspired Fulmer to create the concert series “Prisms and Antiphons,” commissioned to accompany the fiber works in the exhibition “AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art.”
“Prisms and Antiphons” is an unconventional concert series consisting of four performances and features works from three emerging composers Vasiliki Krimitza, Bahar Royaee, and Alyssa Regent along with a piece by J.S. Bach. The fourth performance, and last chance to hear the works at the Everson, will be Sunday, Dec. 12, during its “Festival of Trees and Light” event with the addition of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”