Kingsbury Branch, a premiere by Goddard faulty member Otto Muller
Kingsbury Branch is a set of pieces about rural space and the acoustic traces of colonial geography. Tracing the watershed from Pekin Brook to the Winooski river, this piece weaves together field recordings, local history, folk song archives, invasive species, and haunted rafters in a 35-minute composition for ensemble and electronics.
Kingsbury Branch will be premiered by TURNmusic in the Lower Gardens at Goddard College and will be followed by a story sharing circle where members of the community are invited to speak of their own experiences of boundary lines, waterways, places, and ghosts.
The project was funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.