Ear Taxi: Augusta Read Thomas by Deidre Huckabay

Part of a series of writings about the Ear Taxi Festival, a multi-day contemporary music festival in Chicago that ran October 5–10, 2016. Originally published October 6, 2016 in Cacophony Magazine.

For me, the desire to draw very, very close to the image of Augusta Read Thomas is an urge to understand a changing world and to take responsibility for my place in it. Should a woman become President-Elect of the United States tomorrow, we will each have to navigate our way out of some uncanny valley or another.
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Ear Taxi: an Introduction by Deidre Huckabay

Part of a series of writings about the Ear Taxi Festival, a multi-day contemporary music festival in Chicago that ran October 5–10, 2016. Originally published October 6, 2016 in Cacophony Magazine.

Also if you are reading Cacophony you might already be a person who understands that your ear is a musical instrument but what I would like to do for a moment is explicitly acknowledge the role your listening ear will play at Ear Taxi and honestly at every moment just in case you had forgotten: your ear made, makes, and will make the world, including Ear Taxi.
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