Gospel Number Eight: Tributary (sound installation)

by Mary Edwards

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"Gospel Number Eight: Tributary" defiantly faces and confronts Edwards' own American history while shedding light on her ancestor's struggles by using personal narratives and historically researched significances. "Gospel Number Eight: Tributary" is a meditative reimagining of her ancestors’ relationship and reconciliation with the Atlantic Ocean—the body of water through which they were harrowingly ushered into The Middle Passage—a time of in-betweenness for those being traded from Africa to The Americas—until their settlement at the Savannah River. (Total running time: 5:10 min.)

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released March 2, 2018

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Mary Edwards New York, New York

Mary Edwards is a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations. Themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout her work. ... more

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