“[Hearne's music] holds up as a complex mirror image of an information-saturated, mass-surveillance world, and remains staggering in its impact.” —The New Yorker
Ted Hearne is a composer, singer, bandleader and recording artist. He draws on a wide breadth of influences to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works described by Pitchfork as "some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory — from any genre." The lush, stinging poetry of Dorothea Lasky has inspired his new theatrical song cycle, In Your Mouth, igniting hearts and minds with ferocity and grace. With frank observations of the everyday intertwined with revelatory maneuverings of his own voice, Hearne’s music — a smart mélange of traditional and contemporary tonalities with an accessible pop sheen — is backed by a quintet of in-demand musicians. This intimate 12-song suite engages audiences in a complicated, loving meditation on the personal and domestic, while savoring the depths of the wildness within. Intensifying the performance is a real-time video installation featuring visual artist Rachel Perry and direction by Daniel Fish.
Photo Credit: Jayme Halbritter
In Your Mouth was commissioned by Carnegie Hall, with additional commissioning support provided by SPCO Liquid Music Concert Series, Walker Art Center, and Linda and Stuart Nelson. Special thanks to Kate Nordstrum.
Funds provided by the Henry Mancini Tribute Fund.