We partnered with some fantastic arts organizations and artists in fall 2022 for an online virtual event.
Tippet Rise on Tour: Imani Winds at Storm King Art Center – An Online Conversation
On Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 PM Mountain Time, we welcomed the public to join us on Zoom for an online conversation with our co-founders Cathy and Peter Halstead and Artistic Advisor Pedja Mužijević, in addition to some very special friends including Storm King Art Center’s David Collens, Director Emeritus, and Victoria Lichtendorf, Director of Education and Public Programs; and flutist Brandon Patrick George and bassoonist Monica Ellis of the Imani Winds.
The conversation was an opportunity to celebrate the release of three new films that captured the Imani Winds performing in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley at Storm King Art Center as part of our ongoing Tippet Rise on Tour series. Set against the backdrop of Alexander Liberman’s dramatic and architectural sculpture Iliad, the films, directed by Zac James Nicholson, demonstrate how sculpture can be enlivened by music, and the many synergies between art, music, architecture, and nature. During the Zoom event, we also shared more about Storm King, which the Halsteads have often cited as an important inspiration in creating Tippet Rise, as well as the chance to hear directly from members of the Imani Winds about the music they performed, including works by Mongo Santamaria, Nathalie Joachim, and Jason Moran.
A link to the performance films was made available at the conclusion of this brief discussion. The films are also available on the Tippet Rise website and on our YouTube channel.
Sculpture/Photo credit: Alexander Liberman, Iliad, 1974-76. Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation. On exhibit at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. © The Alexander Liberman Trust. Photo by Zac James Nicholson