In her solo violin project “Meshes,” Leslee Smucker explores the strange and unnerving relationship between dream and reality by juxtaposing the music of Conor Abbott Brown, Lera Auerbach, Michel van der Aa, Locatelli, Giacinto Scelsi and film of Maya Deren. The film “Meshes of the Afternoon,” by Maya Deren is set neither in reality or dream, and it is the mesh and web of fugue-like sequences that is the impetus for the solo violin program entitled “Meshes.” Much of the musical works connect everyday actions with the psyche–symbolizing small-meaning occurrences through an artistic realm. The program “Meshes” develops themes surrounding dream and reality, and sound and silence–compelling the audience to experience the subliminal relationship between dream and reality.

“Enmeshed”—Composed and Recorded by Conor Abbott Brown. Leslee Smucker, violin voice.

Meshes is a solo violin program that incorporates film by Maya Deren, music by Luc Braeways, Grazyna Bacewicz, Lera Auerbach, Tera de Marez Oyens, Pietro Locatelli, Giacinto Scelsi, and more. Divided into four parts (titles taken from Sappho), the music and titles follow the flow of Deren's film. Video and audio by Leslee Smucker