The 2019 Concerts Under the Stars series will kick off with ambient sound designer and songwriter Fiona Dickinson on Thursday, January 17. This site-specific performance will combine shoegaze and dream-pop
The 2019 Concerts Under the Stars series will kick off with ambient sound designer and songwriter Fiona Dickinson on Thursday, January 17. This site-specific performance will combine shoegaze and dream-pop with ethereal interludes to create two seamless sets that flow into familiar song structures and out into meditative drones. Musicians Dan Fisher, Shane Tripp, and Ben Wiessenborn will assist on the project as a backing band. Accompanying Fiona with live visuals on the planetarium dome will be Meghan Moe Beitiks.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with Museum doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $12 for Museum members and $15 for general public in advance, and $15 for Museum members and $18 for general public at the door. Limited tickets available.
Fiona Dickinson is a British songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with her work arranging strings for the ambient noise project, Saltbreaker, Fiona has a lengthy list of collaborations on stage and in the studio. She also has a background in composition for independent film and live score for site-specific performance with dance, video, and analog projection.
Meghan Moe Beitiks
Meghan Moe Beitiks has designed lights for the California Academy of Sciences, the Asian Art Museum, SF Sketchfest, and Atom-R. She is an artist working with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure, analyzing perceptions of ecology through the lenses of site, history, and emotions in order to produce work that interrogates relationships with the non-human. She was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Scenic Design to Latvia and a recipient of the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. She received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MFA in Performance Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University, and has designed media for previous Concerts Under the Stars in 2018.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504