november, 2019

tue19nov7:30 pmNew Music at Willamette presents "Torque Songs: Myth of Absence"7:30 pm Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center, Willamette University


Event Details

On Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm Dana Reason, composer/piano/computer/fixed media artist, will present Torque Songs: Myth of Absence is new song cycle that uses A.I. to generate textual, sonic and visual mashups created from letters/poems/autobiographies of the forgotten voices of female (or female identified) artists/mothers/creatives. This event will take place in Hudson Concert Hall at Willamette University.

Dr. Dana Reason is a Canadian-born composer, sound/recording artist, and musicologist. Reason creates music for film, large and small ensembles, and with fixed media. She has performed with seminal artists including Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, George E. Lewis, Tim Berne, Fred Frith, Joelle Leandre, DJ Spooky, Joe McPhee, and Pauline Oliveros. Reason premiered her feature film score Back to God’s Country (Kino-Lorber) at BAM in 2018. Reason was musical arranger on Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019). Reason is the Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Oregon State University.
Admission is free. For further information contact the Music Department at 503-370-6255,


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm


Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center, Willamette University

900 State Street