Events downtown

Apr 30

Sediments We Move
Location: 20 Van Aken Way, Portland, Maine 04102, US
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event website

This spring, Oratorio Chorale and the Bowdoin College Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Emily Isaacson, present the U.S. premiere of Charlotte Greve’s Sediments We Move.


Like plunging a bottle into the ocean, then swirling the sand, silt, and water together, Sediments We Move mixes myriad influences, flowing freely between choral music, rock, jazz, and bombastic ’80s-inspired pop. A Brooklyn- and Berlin-based saxophonist, composer, and singer, Charlotte Greve is the winner of the 2012 and 2018 ECHO Jazz Prizes and has been praised as the “Best of Bandcamp.” Greve and her ensemble, Wood River, will be in residence at Bowdoin College to rehearse, coach, and perform this work.

Praise for Sediments We Move:

“This ambitious suite… contains guitar parts that might appeal to fans of jazz musician Nels Cline. And its choral writing should excite devotees of Roomful of Teeth. Yet it’s the effortless feel of Greve’s fusion that feels most notable — and capable of creating new audiences of its own.” – New York Times, The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2021
“A stirring composite of choral hymns, progressive rock, and free jazz.” – Pitchfork
“Charlotte Greve is a polymath with an exceptional talent…Sediments We Move is an entirely different, otherworldly thing of beauty that defies category.” – Jazz Times


All Sediments We Move events are open to the public free of charge but require advance registration via Eventbrite:

COVID PROTOCOLS – subject to change in response to local conditions at time of event

— Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and audience members above the age of 2 years old when not actively eating or drinking.
— All attendees above the age of 5 will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (initial vaccination shot(s) plus a booster); proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from an authorized provider within 72 hours prior to the event start time; or proof of a negative rapid test from an authorized provider within 12 hours prior to the event start time. At home test results will not be accepted.
— Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of this document. Proof of negative test results can also be physical or digital.
— All attendees, whether presenting proof of COVID-19 vaccination or of a negative test, must also present a matching valid state or federal ID. Children without such ID must be accompanied by an adult.

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