Detail View: Environmental Futures: The Journey of the Horizontal People

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Work Title (display): 
The Journey of the Horizontal People
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detail view of printed score
Work Description: 
Artist's statement: The Journey of the Horizontal People is a future creation story telling of a group of people traveling from west to east, across the written page, contrary to the movement of the sun, but involuntarily and unconsciously allegiant to the trappings of time. With their bows, these wanderers sought out others like them, knowing that they could survive by finding these other clans who resided in the east, others who shared their linear cosmologies. It is told that throughout the journey, in their own passage of time, this group became the very people they were seeking. To listen to "The Journey of the Horizontal People," follow this link:
Work Dates (display): 
2016 (2020 vinyl rendering of the score)
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Work Creator (display): 
Raven Chacon (American, born 1977)
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Work Creator notes (display): 
Artist's statement: Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center. Every year, he teaches 20 students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project (NACAP). He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. He lives in Albuquerque, NM.
Work Creator (display): 
Kronos Quartet (American, founded 1973 to present)
Work Creator gender: 
male and female
Work Creator Multiple Roles (display): 
Raven Chacon in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet
Work Subject: 
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Work Subject: 
communities (social groups)
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Work Subject: 
environment (earth sciences concept)
Work Subject: 
Co-Terminous (exhibition)
Work Worktype: 
musical compositions
Work Worktype: 
scores (documents for music)
Work Worktype: 
sound installations
Work Category (VRC classification): 
sculptures and installations
Work Material and Technique (display): 
sound composition
Work Measurements (display): 
running time: 00:08:00
Work Location (Repository or Site) name: 
Union Hall (Denver, Colorado)
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Work Location (Geographic) name: 
Denver, Colorado
Image Rights (display): 
© Matthew Pevear
Work Rights (display): 
© Raven Chacon
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Environmental Futures
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