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(re)creating Gilgamesh: The Artistic and Technical Exploration of an Ancient Epic


Thursday, January 22, 2009
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

Clarinetist and Composer Kinan Azmeh and Visual Artist Kevork Mourad have collaborated to illuminate the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, using both music and painting as vehicles for story telling. In this presentation, prior to their weekend UMS performances, the artists discuss the origins of the project and their creative collaboration. They also demonstrate the fusion of music, painting, and technology through performance excerpts and examination of the more technical aspects of their work.

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