Sun, Jun 04|
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Sow the Seeds at Brushwood Center
Join Black Moon Trio in their collaboration with Chicago-author, Michael Tyler, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods to develop an experience for audiences to actively address subjects of wellness and community through music, poetry, and nature.
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods, IL, USA
About the event
Black Moon Trio collaborates with Chicago-author, Michael Tyler, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods to develop an experience for audiences to actively address subjects of wellness and community through music, poetry, and nature. Guided by Tyler’s Sow the Seeds: A Composition in Verse, this program features musical works inspired by local green spaces and encourages audience members to converse and reflect on the ways they treat themselves and their neighbors. Each poem plows the surface of daily living, to plant and nurture the meditations that yield our understanding of life. Also functioning as a journaling and community building workshop, Sow the Seeds offers ample opportunities to serve Brushwood Center’s Veteran audiences at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center and promotes art and nature as pathways to physical recovery and mental health care. During a 4-week residency program, Veterans will use the themes of wellness and healing through nature to compose original pieces of music using graphic musical notation from art supplies from Brushwood’s Art Supply Exchange (BASE) and subsequently performed by Black Moon Trio musicians. These pieces of music, that at first glance appear to be pieces of abstract art, will be displayed at Brushwood Center accompanied by QR codes that will link to recordings of the works made by Black Moon and allow the general public to listen to the pieces as they were intended to be heard by the Veteran composers who wrote them.