|Carl Purdy and Priscilla Hollingsworth
with the ASU Department of Music
A Westobou Festival Event:
Hums & Oms:
The lights come up on several musicians who are sitting amidst ceramic sculptures. The musicians play music that is warm, emotive, and responsive to the forms around them. Some of the sculptures are especially built to make sound, with strings that the musicians bow, or resonant tones that are produced from the hollow forms of other sculptures. As the pieces change, the sculpture is shifted by the musicians; a different scene is set each time.
Priscilla Hollingsworth is an artist who makes installations composed of many parts; most of the parts are fired clay in various colors and glazes. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions nationally.
Carl Purdy is a composer and performer who has worked within various traditions from classical to bluegrass. He has served for many years as the principal violist of Symphony Orchestra Augusta; he has performed on viola and violin both nationally and internationally as a member of various chamber groups; and he has recently composed the music for a musical and several other works.
Priscilla plays viola and violin, while Carl has made and shown sculptural assemblages. Both live in Augusta, Georgia.
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Porter Fleming Foundation.