JUNE 6-8, 2019

Jonathan Graybill

Jonathan Graybill garners his influences from nature, field recordings, history, and the legends and stories of the indigenous people of North America in his music. Currently, Graybill is invested in an ongoing project, the Ancient Language of Birds, which consists of a series of works that pair a solo instrument with field recordings of the songs and calls of single avian species from North America – the pieces explore the hidden languages buried deep within these songs. The birds are connected with stories of Native Americans origin, exploring the cultural meanings and early names of these birds.