Unsilent Spring | Music and Our Changing Planet | April 19-20

Etienne Charles “Earth Tones”

Event details

  • Friday | April 19 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 | boxoffice@dacamera.com

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Etienne Charles Earth Tones
World Premiere | DACAMERA co-commission
Featuring Etienne Charles Creole Soul

Etienne Charles triumphed when his illuminating San Juan Hill: A New York Story was presented by the New York Philharmonic to reopen David Geffen Hall, cementing his reputation for creating meaningful multimedia works connecting music with place and history.

For Unsilent Spring, Etienne Charles unveils his newest multimedia creation, Earth Tones. Employing sounds, stories, images and film and incorporating musical idioms from at-risk coastal communities, Charles invites us into a sensory journey among mangrove swamps, coral reefs, oyster beds, seagrass, sand dunes and mud volcanoes. With contributions from musicians from the very communities most at risk from the effects of climate change, Earth Tones promises to be a powerful and unique one-night-only event.

“a graceful and eclectic introduction to a local history… his thoughtfully conceived opus made it feel vibrant, present, and alive—with plenty to teach us.” — JazzTimes on Etienne Charles’ San Juan Hill

“an auteur” — The New York Times

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