INVERSION ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
I BELONG TO YOU
FEATURING AN ORATORIO BY GREG PAK
JUNE 25 AT 7:30 PM | BATES RECITAL HALL
Inversion presents I Belong to You, a spectacular multimedia experience featuring the world premiere of "Motherland/I Belong to You," an unprecedented oratorio blending poetry, comic book illustration, and choral music. The autobiographical libretto by critically acclaimed comic book author Greg Pak (The Incredible Hulk, Star Wars) explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Texas from the perspective of a native Texan during the various stages of his life.
The musical adaptation of Pak’s text by Inversion's three founding members—composers Adrienne Inglis, Robbie LaBanca, and Trevor F. Shaw—will be sung by Inversion’s flagship choral ensemble and accompanied by guest artists Invoke string quartet and Ethan Shaw (Chili Cold Blood), steel guitarist.
"Motherland/I Belong to You" will also be published as an original comic book by Greg Pak, commissioned by Inversion, with illustration by renowned artists Ann Smith, Dustinn Craig, Ethan Young, Sean Chen, and Shing Yin Khor. Audience members will enjoy live, on-screen projections of the original artwork during the performance. VIP tickets include a hardback, limited-edition version of the comic book, signed by Greg Pak!
Please be advised! This concert includes strong language and descriptions of racism and homophobia.
- Date: June 25, 2022
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Venue: Bates Recital Hall
- Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inversion-ensemble-presents-i-belong-to-you-tickets-270735064867
- Cost: $10.00 Students | $30.00 General Admission | $90.00 VIP
- Name: Inversion
Inversion is a collection of vocal ensembles dedicated to commissioning and performing timely new works by living composers.
Inversion presents themed concerts on myriad topics, including LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, immigration, climate change, and democratic rights as well as space exploration, philosophy, natural science, and the ancient elements. Inversion advocates for inclusion through outreach with local public schools, college partners, and annual emerging composer contests.
- Address: 2406 Robert Dedman Drive
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78712