The Initiation is a sculptural/choral/performance piece that premiered on November 18, 2017 at the Georgetown Waterfront Park Laybrinth in Washington, DC. Four singers performed a 12 minute work that combines voice and glockenspiel keys to delve into a mythical narrative inspired by the underworld. This is the first of a four part production. The music was integrated into a life sized hut-like structure comprised of hand-built wooden ladders. The story and sculpture are by Dawn Whitmore, with the music by Stephen Gorbos. Performed by Deborah Sternberg, Rachel Evangeline Barham, Allison Clendaniel, and Shauna Kreidler Michels.
To hear a demo click on the video below. For more information and a map of where to see the performance, click here.