Please join us for the world premiere of Soul Echoes, an immersive vocal drama elevating the narratives of children who have been detained at the US-Mexico border. Soul Echoes explores the way in which immigration detention affects the bodies of children. The work utilizes sonification technology to turn musical and bodily gestures into visual art.
Soul Echoes is composed by J.E. Hernandez, an award-winning composer who himself was detained as a young person returning from Mexico to be with his family in the U.S. Now a naturalized U.S. citizen, J.E. wrote Soul Echoes for a mezzo-soprano, performed by Venezuelan Luisana Rivas known for her advocacy promoting Latin American music, and Cynthia López, a Mexican American soprano, and string quartet, performed by Lírios Quartet, a graduate string quartet currently in residence at CU Boulder. Soul Echoes is choreographed by Jesus Acosta, who also was detained as a teenager arriving to the U.S. Acosta will also perform in Soul Echoes along with a youth dancer from Houston Contemporary Dance Company’s youth division.
The world premiere of Soul Echoes will be on September 21 at 5:30pm in the Gossard Forum of the Fulginiti Pavilion on the CU Anschutz campus.
The performance is free and open to the public. RSVP for Soul Echoes here.