An early August performance marked the culmination of a project funded by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation.
It all began with a composition by Scott Harding, Professor of Theory & Composition at Central Michigan University; the first movement of his suite Scenes of Mackinac, called North Shore at Dusk.From there, the music was presented to artists in other disciplines; poetry, painting, beadwork, pottery and filmmaking.
In an “Artistic Response Chain,” each craftsman provided an interpretation. That collaboration was collectively shaped into a final musical presentation along with the visual aspects of the process.
Susan McTaggart-Dennis’ interview with Dr. Tess Miller and Dr. Scott Harding: