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Ebe Oke, OBID



The composer, performer, poet, and Clocktower artist-in-residence premiered Movement I, the first of four planned movements for OBID, his string quartet inspired by birds and synæsthesia. The performance took place at Pioneer Works during the July 2014 Second Sundays festivities. Following the performance, Oke sat down with Clocktower Radio's David Weinstein to discuss the background of the piece and his own story of a life that began on an exotic bird farm in Georgia and a path that led him to Stockhausen, Brian Eno, and Laurie Anderson, for whom the piece is dedicated.

The performing ensemble is Audrey Morse – violin, Andrew Pak – violin, Beth Holub – viola, and Luna Shyr – cello.
 

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