Artistas Fronterizas: Bajo Construccion/Under Construction

Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of the Artistas Fronterizas trio standing on a stairway
This trio aims to challenge the concept of borders -- both real and imagined -- through music and performance by using art to create cultural experiences that make the qualities of connection, vulnerability, beauty and sincerity accessible to new audiences. Free.
Location: 
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
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Sponsor: 
School of Music
Contact: 
School of Music
Phone: 
415-338-7613
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Artistas Fronterizas

  • Anishka Lee-Skorepa, soprano
  • Eva María Monroy Rocha, mezzo-soprano
  • Olena Galitskaia, piano

Bajo Construcción

Bajo Construcción/Under Construction is a bilingual experience that consists of three distinct sections, each representing a different aspect of la vida fronteriza.

The first section begins with “Connection/Conexión, exploring how each of the performers relates to the border and what it has meant to her.

The second section, “Control/Control,” explores the topic of pollution and environmental impact along the border. This section uses Rossini’s Stabat Mater as a musical canvas with which to paint the pain and destruction of the environment.

The third section, “Co-exist/Convivir, compares the U.S./Mexico border relationship to that of an old married couple — forever together, with ingrained dynamics that exist in long-term relationships — regardless of whether or not they are “healthy.” In this last section, using old-time love songs from the U.S. and Mexico, both sides agree that they are better with each other and united, than without and divided.