Gelsey Bell + Joseph White
DATE: On Demand
DESCRIPTION: Cairns is a soundwalk for Green-Wood Cemetery that leads the listener on a solitary poetic journey. Written and narrated by Gelsey Bell with music by Bell and composer Joseph White, Cairns is being created for the social-distancing New Yorker to meditate on the land we inhabit, sink into an arboreal temporality, and unearth the stories of a few historic trailblazers. You can download these tracks on a mobile device and do the walk in-person or simply listen at home and let the audio transport you there. Commissioned by HERE Presented in partnership with Green-Wood Cemetery Additional funding from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
BIO: GELSEY BELL is a singer, songwriter, and scholar. She has released multiple recordings, is a current HARP Artist at HERE Arts Center, and has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award. She is a member of thingNY, Varispeed, and the Chutneys. Performance highlights include Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway) and Ghost Quartet, and Robert Ashley’s Improvement. www.gelseybell.com ////////////////////// JOSEPH WHITE is a composer, lyricist and performer working in music and theatre. Recent work includes The Wagging Craze (Ars Nova’s ANTFest, Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival, upcoming at Prague Fringe), and feminine octagon (LPAC Rough Draft). He also composed for, and music-directed, Agnes Borinsky’s Of Government (Clubbed Thumb Summerfest), Ding Dong: It’s the Ocean (JACK/HERE – HARP).