Georg Friedrich Haas

Ekmeles performs George Lewis, Hannah Kendall and Georg Friedrich Haas

New York experimental vocal sextet Ekmeles performs works by legendary composer and scholar George Lewis and increasingly acclaimed composer and storyteller Hannah Kendall that explore different aspects of the African-American diaspora. Lewis’s piece Lone Coast Anacrusis, for voices and accordion, gives voice to the peoples displaced and the communities shattered in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, based on Nathaniel Mackey’s poem of the same name. Hannah Kendall’s This Is But an Oration of Loss memorializes – hauntingly, delicately, passionately – a massacre of slaves on a ship in 1781. Ekmeles will also perform works by the highly sensitive and imaginative researcher into the inner world of sound, Georg Friedrich Haas.