May 15, 2021: The Home of My Ears at the Modern

Sounds Modern presents The Home of My Ears: music to celebrate the art of Shirin Neshat, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 15, in the auditorium and lobby of the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, and streaming online.

Shirin Neshat presents personal, political, and mythical narratives through images of the human form and calligraphy. Contemporary Iranian women composers embody parallel narratives through sound, human performance, and the calligraphy of music notation. To celebrate the Modern’s exhibition of Neshat’s works, including her series The Home of My Eyes, Sounds Modern presents The Home of My Ears, showcasing the tremendous range and inventiveness of artists in the Iranian Female Composers’ Association.

The first half of the concert will take place in the Modern Auditorium at 2:00 pm, followed by music in the lobby of the Modern at 3:00 pm. Composers Anahita Abbasi, Martyna Kosecka, Niloufar Kourbakhsh, Bahar Royaee, Aida Shirazi, and Kimia Koochakzadeh Yazdi will be presented by vocalist Sarah Alexander, violist Kathleen Crabtree, violinists Mia Detwiler and Andrew May, flutist Elizabeth McNutt, and cellist Kourtney Newton; Stephen Lucas and Andrew May will engineer works featuring electronics.

The auditorium program of the May 15 performance will be available as a live stream from the Modern; the lobby program will not be live streamed. In-person attendance is limited to 75 people; please reserve your free ticket by calling 817.840.2154, as seats will be made available on a first-come first-served basis. Masks or face coverings are required inside and must be worn at all times during both the auditorium and the lobby program. Seats in the auditorium will be spaced to maintain social distancing for the safety of you and the other patrons.