Birthright freedoms and rolling freight cars intersect
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Braden Diotte brings his piece “General Manifest” to the William M. Lowman Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
About this composition for varied ensemble, Diotte has written on his website: “I wanted to create a piece to pay tribute to the fleeting music that I’ve witnessed emanating from the underbelly of thousands of tons of rolling stock over a twenty-year span in which I was riding freight trains about the American West.
“At the same time, I also wanted to create a piece based upon the broader notion of birthright freedoms. Where these concepts intersect, a philosophy exists that’s as personal as it is political, as anarchistic as it is patriotic, and as natural as it is spiritual.”
California-born Diotte has written extraordinary experimental pieces for radio and one performer (“Experiments for Radio,” 2006), for video and amplification (“Saturnine,” 2010), and for ensembles, including “Extraordinary Angels” composed in 2015, and “General Manifest,” the 2013 composition he will perform here in Idyllwild on Oct. 14.
As usual, there is no charge for admission to this performance at Idyllwild Arts.
Jack Clark can be reached at [email protected]