Anaïs Maviel, Megan Schubert, Gelsey Bell and Yoon Sun Choi perform vocal quartets "Be" and "Late Duck" written by Anaïs Maviel and Megan Schubert
Anaïs Maviel's "Be" investigates the co-existence of duality and unity in this world in transformation. You might hear all layered urban, natural, feminine, masculine references, negation that negates itself in a play with even and odd numbers - all invoking balancing with the repeated question: ¿Que estas haciendo? [What are you doing?] Portuguese, Spanish, French, Japanese and English are used in this version.
On Megan Schubert's "Late Duck": "Maybe I'm reaching for a non-binary utopia where bodies and emotional labor aren't taken for granted. Meanwhile, I've decided healing and repossession are possible for me. This piece, told through live and pre-recorded voices, video, and animation, is about my leaving indignation and shame behind, and baby steps towards facing a personal dragon that looms larger and larger the more I avoid it. Boarding that boat with chosen family."