November 23, 8:00pm
SOLOS is a series of radical interpretations, re-compositions, a platform to present solo work from a new perspective that maintains accountability to the original. The next installment features AD Carson, Miranda Elliott Rader, and Will Mullany.
About the Artists
Will Mullany is a musician and sound artist working primarily with handmade/modified electronic instruments.
Miranda Elliott-Rader is a puppeteer, mathemagician, and Quaker mystic. Originally from Olympia, Washington, she lives and works in Charlottesville. She got her love of modern classical music from her maternal grandmother, who taught John Cage to elementary schoolers.
A.D. Carson is a performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received a Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University doing work that focuses on race, literature, history, and rhetorical performances. A 2016 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Excellence in Service at Clemson, Carson worked with students, staff, faculty, and community members to raise awareness of historic, entrenched racism at the university through his See the Stripes campaign, which takes its name from his 2014 poem. His dissertation, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions,” is a digital archive that features a 34 track rap album and was recognized by the Graduate Student Government as the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation. A.D. is currently a professor at the University of Virginia.
Thank you to UVA Arts and the UVA Music Department for supporting this series!