Eighth Blackbird & Will Oldham | Duke Campus: Baldwin Auditorium | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Eighth Blackbird & Will Oldham 

When: Sat., May 6, 8 p.m. 2017
Price: $10 - $42

Before picking back up with Music in the Gardens in June, Duke Performances goes out on a high note for its regular season, offering a compelling evening of music from contemporary music collective eighth blackbird and Bonnie "Prince" Billy's Will Oldham. The program opens with two pieces written specifically for the ensemble: Nico Muhly's Doublespeak is a dark, sparkling piece that evokes fantasy imagery, while Murder Ballades, penned by The National's Bryce Dessner, is an instrumental amalgam of folk songs. The ensemble also performs Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together, the foundation of which is a portentous letter from Sam Melville, an inmate at Attica Correction Facility in New York, just a few months before the bloody riots at the prison in September 1971. The group brings a fascinating tension to the piece, and Oldham's delivery of the narration makes it outright chilling at times. Buckle in for an intense, rewarding evening of songs. —Allison Hussey

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