One-woman performance starring guest artist Abbie Conant in Potsdam on Wednesday
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:36 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music invites the public to a one-woman performance starring guest artist Abbie Conant on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

Conant will act, sing and play the trombone in William Osborne's "Aletheia," a completely unique 2017 piece accompanied by computer-controlled piano and quadraphonic electronics. The guest artist is currently completing a 28-city tour across the United States to present the work.

In addition to composing the piece, Osborne also wrote the text and designed the set and lighting and provided all stage directions for the work.

"Aletheia" depicts an opera singer who is preparing to leave to perform for a gala in Detroit, Mich., and follows her actions and emotions as she looks down on the patrons in the courtyard below, and the rusting city beyond. As she contemplates her life, she realizes she is trapped in an "iron maiden" cage.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend. This performance was made possible thanks to support from the Crane Student Association and the College's Women's and Gender Studies Program