The Center at West Park presents Icons in Ash, Death in Music. Female Voices Festival About Death
Will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 8pm
Concert and Spoken Word Performances about death
West Park Presbyterian Church
165 W 86th St, NYC (at Amsterdam Ave)
Heide Hatry, Icons in Ash, Cremation Portraits an exhibition at Ubu Gallery inspired this concert, in which the curators Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry try to reintegrate life and death: to touch death, work with death, to let it speak in its mundanity, its grandeur, its familiarity and its mystery, its uniqueness and its universality, to redeem it from oblivion, to give it its own life again.
We have isolated or banished death from our lives, we cannot bear to look it in the face, as if we are embarrassed by it, the simple fact of grief makes it obvious that a different relationship is not only possible, but that it is necessary.
We want to celebrate that we are women, that we have been always responsible for dealing with the dying and dead and as Judith Butler observes that the phenomenon of mourning tells us that death is inherently social. If we want to be able to understand and to live with it, we have to reintegrate it into our social being.
And that’s the purpose of this concert and of course celebrate the newly published book Icons in Ash with songs of death, about death, spoken word works about death, readings about death and everything connected to music)
Included are the following artists:
Tammy Faye Starlite
Katelyn RichardsQueen Esther
Karoline Rose Stanislavska
Hot Glue and the Gun