Posted on June 16, 2021

woman playing cello inside a large sculpture

In a continued effort to support collaborative relationships between artists in the local community, on Saturday, June 12th, All Classical Portland facilitated an artistic collaboration between visual artist Philip Krohn and cellist Nancy Ives.

The AUXART sculpture and sound work grew from Philip Krohn’s 9 week residency in Portland’s new creative space Building 5. AUXART is a play on the idea of using an installation space and large scale structural sculpture to amplify various creative inputs across artistic disciplines. As an exclamation point and project finale Nancy Ives played her cello from the heart of the sculpture. Nancy’s performance combined the work of Bach and works of her own composition she felt were harmonically tuned to the spirit and feeling of the sculptural environment.

Nancy Ives’ program included —

Prelude from Suite for cello and Vocal Obligato
J.S. Bach: Prelude from Suite in G Major for Violoncello Solo
Nancy Ives: Allemande from Suite for cello and Vocal Obligato
J.S. Bach: Allemande from Suite in G Major for Voloncello Solo
Nancy Ives: Sarabande! from Suite for Cello and Vocal Obligato
J.S. Bach: Sarabande! from Suite in G Major for Voloncello Solo
Celilo Fisherman by Nancy Ives, poem by Ed Edmo (used with permission)
On the Root Glacier by Nancy Ives

AUXART x Nancy Ives

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