Grantee tags racial injustice

Blue Lotus: new music as a vehicle for social activism.

Gwen Laster/New Muse 4tet

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

An original music recording inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and devoted to social activism. Violinist Gwen Laster leads New Muse 4tet string quartet in performing her original works that include her commissioned piece "Black Lives Matter Suite" motivated by the Sandra Bland tragedy. Read More

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

W├╝rfel, Gesche

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

"At the Hands of Persons Unknown" explores how trees have been silent witnesses to the lynching of women in the U.S.. Given the renewed interest into the many ways women are oppressed by contemporary power structures, exploring the forgotten history of female lynching is both timely and relevant. Read More

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