Music Department Presents "The Gothic Dream: The Horror of Silence”

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Music, visual arts, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, some Samuel Beckett, a little Keats and Shakespeare too.

That’s what the University of West Georgia’s Music Department will present on Feb. 10 at Kathy Cashen Recital Hall.

“The Gothic Dream: The Horror of Silence,” is a multi-media production that dissects music, literature, cinema and fine arts to explore the varying themes in particular pieces of literature.

The ModulArt presentation uses projections of art work together with original music that depicts the ideas behind Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Alasdair Gray’s “Poor Things,” and the works of Samuel Beckett.

Aidaduo – guest performers the singer Giorgia Ragni and pianist Stefano Vagnini – will be accompanied by music instructor Annie Stevens on percussion.

Bobbie Emmons, the music department’s program coordinator and drama coach, will narrate the production with the words of Shelley, Gray, Beckett, John Keats and William Shakespeare.

The production will feature the works of Bruce Bobick, UWG professor and chair emeritus of art.

For more information contact Emmons at 678-839-6262 or bemmons@westga.edu.