Our second annual art song contest work, Katie Peterson’s “The Accounts” set by composer Luke Gullickson, will have its world premiere this Saturday, September 24th, at 4:30 pm, as part of Singers On New Ground‘s Ars Poetica II: An Art Song Concert at Curtiss Hall in the beautiful Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL. Singers on New Ground’s director Eric Malmquist and Memorious have joined forces once again to bring emerging composers and poets together for original collaborations in the longstanding tradition of art song.
We hope you’ll join us in supporting these composers, poets, and musicians in this original and (we think) magical venture. If you can’t join us in Chicago, be on the look out for our October issue of Memorious, where you’ll find a recording of “The Accounts.”
Katie Peterson is the author of a book of poems, This One Tree, which was chosen by William Olsen for the New Issues Poetry Prize in 2006.
Her poems and reviews have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Boston Review, the Chicago Tribune, Gulf Coast, and other publications. She holds a doctorate in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University, and she has held teaching positions at Deep Springs College and Bennington College. The recipient of fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and Yaddo, Peterson is currently Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University. She was born in California and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Luke Gullickson is a composer, pianist, and guitarist whose aesthetic embraces classical and new concert music, jazz/improvisational styles, post-rock, and acoustic music. Luke writes concert music under his own name, releases hybrid-genre instrumental albums as Lake of Five Oceans, and plays and records indie-folk music as Golconda. In all categories, he takes great inspiration from the interpersonal energy of informal music-making as well as travel, the outdoors, and ideas of place. Luke studied at the University of Texas at Austin (MM), Illinois Wesleyan University (BA), and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and has been a resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Joshua Tree National Park.