"Thinking Like an Island: What the Maine Islands Taught Me"
FROM THE CANON | Next week, Maine composer BETH WIEMANN takes on the avant-classical giants Steve Reich and John Zorn, reprising the seminal works Different Trains and Cat O’ Nine Tails, respectively, with the help of other performers in the local chamber music circuit. The Vancouver prog-metal band ANCIIENTS — no typo — fill Studio 250 with sky-challenging riffery, and Philip Conkling, founder of the Island Institute in Rockland, waxes philosophical with a discussion titled “THINKING LIKE AN ISLAND: WHAT THE MAINE ISLANDS TAUGHT ME,” 7 pm at Bowdoin College’s Kresge Auditorium. After all: “No man is an island,” quoth the poet John Donne, but he mentioned nothing about impersonating one.
with Philip Conkling