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November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, “Heart Like A Levee”

Left: M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Right: A photo taken by William Gedney in Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972.

Left: M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Right: A photo taken by William Gedney in Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972.

The Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics invites you to join in a musical and photographic lunchtime conversation.  M.C. Taylor, leader of the band Hiss Golden Messenger, and Jim Findlay, stage director and designer, will be joined by photographer and William Gedney scholar Margaret Sartor in a conversation moderated by Tom Rankin, director of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, about the upcoming Heart Like a Levee, Taylor and Findlay’s Duke Performances-sponsored project which draws from Gedney’s 1972 collection of Eastern Kentucky photographs, housed at Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts.

Talking Music: Hiss Golden Messenger and William Gedney
Wednesday, November 11, 12–1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke University West Campus, Old Chemistry Building 011
415 Chapel Drive, Durham, North Carolina

The conversation will explore Gedney’s influence and Taylor and Findlay’s collaboration. Heart Like a Levee premieres at Reynolds Industries Theater on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14.

Part of an on-going series, Talking Music: Conversations with Scholars, Writes, Archivists, and Artists, co-sponsored by Duke Performances and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Made possible, in part, with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from the Archive of Documentary Arts at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.

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