Balance Campaign presents Texture, Terrain, Transformation, a program of new pieces that explore our relationship with nature. For this concert we're partnering with EcoAction Arlington. EcoAction Arlington educates, advocates, and acts to create a sustainable community by improving our natural environment, encouraging environmentally-friendly behaviors, ensuring environmental justice, and addressing the climate crisis. With programs like Energy Masters, the Tree Canopy Equity Program, and a variety of school programs, EcoAction Arlington offers many ways to engage with the planet on a hyperlocal level.
Katherine Balch- musica spolia
Allison Loggins-Hull - The Pattern
Molly Leach- The Snake Tree
Andy Akiho- ERASE
Balance Campaign is a contemporary classical sextet that believes in relevant programming and thoughtful collaboration as a powerful force for change towards equal representation in new music. A laboratory of sound and experimentation, they collaborate with musical voices that are too frequently undervalued or excluded from the classical canon to create programs of diverse musical stories. The ensemble also partners with local musicians, artists, composers, and presenters to showcase the unique musical landscape of their home in the Maryland and Washington DC area.
In 2021, Balance Campaign recorded and released their first commission, ANIMAL, by Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis, which addresses issues on climate change and humanity’s innate tendency toward self-destruction. In 2022, Balance Campaign collaborated with composer Ashi Day on her immersive chamber opera, Waking the Witch, that explores human vulnerability to absurd beliefs and the danger of mixing authority and religion with black-and-white thinking and conspiracy theories. Upcoming commissions and premieres include works by Alexandra T Bryant, Ledah Finck, and native Washingtonian Jeffrey Mumford.