A collaboration between composer and pianist Nico Muhly and artist and fashion designer Shoplifter, Skin, Bone, Hair consisted of three chamber music pieces by Muhly and a performance of his piece The Only Tune. Each of the chamber pieces were set to a tableaux vivant designed by Shoplifter specifically for each work. Performers included Sam Amidon, Nadia Sirota, and Samuel Z. Solomon. Each of Muhly’s three chamber pieces represented one of the titular bodily elements: skin, bone, and hair. The final piece, The Only Tune, was a reworking of an old folktale that tells a haunting story of a young girl who is turned into a fiddle. Each piece in the program meditated on how music relates to fragmented forms of embodiment.

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