Alibi V.18 No.36 • Sept 3-9, 2009 
Listening to the landscape, part of   The Very Rich Hours

Culture Shock

Listen and Learn

When I was in college, I was paid by an installation artist to read mathematical proofs in a husky voice, the recording of which was then piped into a sculptural space of soldered steel and animal skins. I didn't get it, but I made 70 bucks. What I did take away from the project was the idea of sound as texture and color, working in similar ways to visual techniques. In that vein, The Very Rich Hours, created by Steve Peters, is an audio portrait of New Mexico. Designed especially to be heard at the Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales (966 Old Church Road) and presented as part of LAND/ART, the piece incorporates field recordings, readings and song. You can hear the landscape of our home Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, go to 516arts.org.

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The Dolls speak the Queen’s English.
Russell Maynor

Performance Preview

Dolls Gone Wilde

Their words, not mine

Since its premiere in 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest has been produced by countless high schools and community theater groups, and now, interestingly, a drag troupe.

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Student Julia Lambright’s “Cryptic Sibyl”

Art News

Where Art Is a Vocation

CNM’s Visual Individuals at Harwood Art Center

Black Mountain College closed in 1957, and when the finances ran out, the faculty were paid in beef allotments from the cows roaming across school property. It makes sense. Founded in 1933, Black Mountain was owned by its faculty, a faculty that taught the classes, tended the school’s farm and did basically everything to keep it up and running. It was a 24-year flash-in-the-pan whose educational effects are still being reckoned with today. Even if you can set aside the revolutionary model of interdisciplinary instruction (which you can’t), you’d still be left with the formidable concept that creativity and play are necessary to the development of intellectual freedom. Sure, that means no grades, but it also favors real-world experience over Scantron tests and recitation.

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Twenty Years of Rent

RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
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Image courtesy of Bidewell Photography

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The More Miraculous the Berry …

Miraculum: Felicia Davis Concepts

Runs through 02/28/19.
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Image by Kyle Froman

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The Sheer Magnitude of Movement

Ailey II

Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company translates their strength and agility into powerful performances.
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No Sex For You

Lysistrata: A Woman's Perspective

This is the story of women standing up to powerful men for what they believe in and taking control of a situation that is simply unacceptable.
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