Concert: Sarah Hennies, The Reinvention of Romance (excerpt)


This video features a 10-minute performance excerpt from the premiere of “The Reinvention of Romance” by Sarah Hennies, a new work for percussion and cello that examines the care and empathy that emerge when two lives share space. Over 90 minutes, a series of repeating patterns creates a peculiar kind of harmony in which two musicians are rarely “playing together” but are nonetheless intimately bonded. The Knoxville-based duo Two-Way Street (Ashlee Booth and Adam Lion) commissioned Hennies to compose “a very long piece;” for this performance they step into its two intertwining roles.

This concert was presented in partnership with the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.