Bellingham for David Ireland

Phillip Greenlief
Friday, October 13, 2017

The 500 Capp Street Foundation was proud to present Bellingham for David Ireland, a map score for improvising musicians created by Phillip Greenlief for The David Ireland House. Known for his explorations in sound and composition, Oakland-based musician Phillip Greenlief has been working with actual maps to create musical scores. With his most recent score, Bellingham for David Ireland, Greenlief begins by collaging maps of David Ireland’s hometown Bellingham, Washington. Greenlief then adds key words to the map score, which reflect up on different attributes of Ireland’s life history, his home, and his artworks.

An hour-long performance, Greenlief’s Bellingham for David Ireland established compositional cues for an ensemble of eight musicians who performed in rooms and hallways, building an immersive listening experience for visitors as they explored 500 Capp Street.

List of performers: Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin), Phillip Greenlief (saxophone), Zachary James Watkins (electronics), Aurora Josephson (voice), Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba), Kelley Kipperman (bass), Karen Stackpole (gongs), Wobbly (electronics).