Vermont native, violinist, singer-songwriter Emma Back will perform “Strife and Joy” at the Montgomery Center for the Arts on Fri, August 23, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM. The event is by donation and refreshments will be served. The MCA gallery venue is located at 2 Mountain Road in Montgomery Center, VT 05471.
“Strife and Joy” is a musical dialogue traversing the landscape of human experience. Further, in live performance, Back uses a loop pedal to create lush layers of strings and Balkan and African inspired percussion as the backdrop for her melodic vocal lines. Back has a background in classical violin and voice and has been performing since the age of 7. Whether she is tapping her violin bow on the mic stand, beat boxing, stomping, whispering haunting melodic stories, or digging into a klezmer violin solo, Back’s dynamic and passionate performance invokes in listeners a deep sense of intimacy and care.
Back’s 2018 debut release “Little World” investigates how to heal personal and global conflict through bearing witness to issues of feminine power, racial and religious oppression, war and ancestry. Her 2019 concert series furthers this inquiry with new pieces that examine the root of strife and joy as felt through loss/love, death/birth, sickness/health and the inner-life of human beings.
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