Final Summer Concert tonight: Pneuma

August 20, 2022 @ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at WCCMA at Union Church

This concert is part of the 2-day music series presented in partnership with Saint-Gaudens Memorial. Pneuma will also perform a different program on Sunday Aug 21 at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

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PNEUMA (πνεῦμα) is an ancient Greek word for “breath”, “spirit” or “soul”. This quartet features four improvisers / composers: vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and clarinetists James FalzoneFrancois Houle and Michael Winograd. Pneuma’s sound is kaleidoscopic – many worlds entangled – blending contemporary electro-acoustic turbulent energies with gentle gestures inspired by Klezmer and jazz-infused improvisations. Presenting a poetry infused set, their music is “a globally-informed emotional panoply” (NYC Jazz Record) inspired by the wind. 

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (Jerusalem / Montréal) – Voice
James Falzone (Seattle) – Clarinet
François Houle (Vancouver) – Basset Clarinet
Michael Winograd (Brooklyn) – Clarinet


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Who Has Seen the Wind?
by Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind? 
Neither I nor you: 
But when the leaves hang trembling, 
The wind is passing through. 
Who has seen the wind? 
Neither you nor I: 
But when the trees bow down their heads, 
The wind is passing by.

Set List*:

  1. Alone
    Words: James Joyce
    Music: Ayelet, François & Michael
  2. Neither I Nor You
    Music: Ayelet
  3. Trembling (What They Did Yesterday Afternoon)
    Words: Warsan Shire
    Music: Ayelet
  4. Passing Through (Lament for Harry)
    Music: Ayelet
  5. Neither You Nor I (for Ora)
    Music: Ayelet, Udi Horev & Ora Boasson-Horev
  6. Bow Down (The Wind Will Take Us)
    Words: Forugh Farrokhzad
    Translation: Ahmad Karimi Hakkak
    Music: Ayelet
  7. Passing By (Shape of Tears)
    Words: Mayumi Terada
    Music: Ayelet
  8. Who Has Seen the Wind?
    Words: Christina Rossetti
    Music: Michael
  9. Wakened By The Scent
    Words: Izumi Shikibu
    Music: James
  10. Who Can Say What Loneliness Is
    Words: Izumi Shikibu
    Music: James
  11. Ruined House
    Words: Izumi Shikibu
    Music: James
  12. This Pine Tree By The Rock
    Words: Ono no Komachi
    Music: James
  13. The Last Rose of Summer
    Music & Lyrics: Tom Waits
    Arrangement: François 

*changes to the set list will be announced from the stage

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