The SPCO's Liquid Music Series And Walker Art Center Present Pekka Kuusisto: Tuning Meditation

The SPCO's Liquid Music Series And Walker Art Center Present Pekka Kuusisto: Tuning MeditationOn Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Walker Art Center galleries in Minneapolis, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and Walker Art Center present Pekka Kuusisto performing Tuning Meditation.

"Supple, lyrical, virtuosic and intensely personal" (The Globe and Mail) SPCO Artistic Partner and violinist Pekka Kuusisto brings his craft to the Walker Art Center galleries for a rare solo performance inspired by themes of I am you, you are too, an exhibit that explores contemporary life through themes of citizenship, belonging, borders and barriers. Kuusisto will lead the audience in Pauline Oliveros' Tuning Meditation, part of a series of works written to provide healing in response to the political chaos of the late 1960s. This interactive performance invites participants to engage in listening as an act of peaceful activism in our own tumultuous political climate. Further exploration of the exhibit's themes will be presented through a set of virtual duos in which Kuusisto will be joined via video projections and sound recordings by international artist-collaborators who collaborate across time and space in the face of new U.S. immigration restrictions.

In reflecting on the performance, Pekka Kuusisto said: "To get to participate in the SPCO Liquid Music season is a gift in itself. To get to perform at the Walker, in such an inspiring context, is luxury. As a Finn visiting this part of the US, where it's impossible to not run into Nordic family names, I am forced to think about who belongs where, who is welcome, who is not welcome, and where my family and friends would go if our part of the world once again became unfit to live in. Maybe we would all send each other videos and sound recordings of music from wherever we'd be sheltering or traveling - to try to restore some feeling of community."

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
Walker Art Center Gallery 3, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Music at 3:00pm

Free with gallery admission (Liquid Music subscribers, Walker members and Out There ticket holders receive complimentary gallery admission) | 651.291.1144

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