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Shawnee, Ohio returns, this time in a video version using footage from a live performance to create a new experience of this Wex co-commissioned project. Details on a live Q&A coming soon.
Harnetty's Shawnee, Ohio weaves together field and archival recordings, video, images, and newly composed music to critically examine and explore issues of energy extraction, economics, and ecology in the region. As with many of his other projects (including The Star-Faced One, performed at the Wex in 2013), Harnetty drew from extensive archival recordings as well as regional music and personal testimony to create a transporting portrait that places history in dialogue with our lived experience today.
Shawnee, Ohio features performances from Harnetty, Paul de Jong (The Books), Anna Roberts-Gevalt (Anna and Elizabeth), and Katie Porter (Red Desert), among other distinguished musicians.
Brian Harnetty is an Ohio-based interdisciplinary artist using sound and listening to foster social change. Shawnee, Ohio was given 5/5 stars from MOJO magazine and named its 2019 Underground Album of the Year.
Brian Harnetty | Photo by Jennifer Harnetty
Brian Harnetty and ensemble performing at the Tecumseh Theater in Shawnee | Photo by Kevin Davison
Brian Harnetty and ensemble performing for the Liquid Music Series in St. Paul, Minnesota | Photo: Jayme Halbritter Photography
Shawnee, Ohio album cover, courtesy of Brian Harnetty.
2nd Street; Shawnee, Ohio. Photo courtesy of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Archive.
A string band in Shawnee. Photo courtesy of the Little Cities of Black Diamond Archives.
Shawnee, Ohio was co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Duke Performances at Duke University, and Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati. Shawnee, Ohio is a project of Creative Capital, and also received support from the Ohio Arts Council.
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