Humanities Institute

Musician Steafan Hanvey Performs at UT April 28

Tue, April 22, 2014
Musician Steafan Hanvey Performs at UT April 28

Northern Irish musician Steafan Hanvey presents his multimedia performance, Look Behind You! on Monday, April 28, from 7-9 PM at the AVAYA Auditorium. The performance tells stories of The Troubles in Northern Ireland through images taken by Hanvey's father, photographer and radio personality Bobbie Hanvey, and Steafan's own music and memories of growing up in the 1970s and 80sThe Humanities Institute sponsors the performance, which is free and open to the public, as part of its ongoing exploration of war, peace, and violence.

Hanvey has performed the piece across the United States to wide acclaim. A reviewer at American University calls Look Behind You! a "powerful, marrow-touching, soul-stirring multimedia performance that commands the attention of all of your senses...The performance's power triggers a visceral understanding of the human costs of violent conflict."

Look Behind You! is one part of a two-sided project, the other being Hanvey's sophomore album, Nuclear Family, an exploration of family life. In an interview published on the Hearth Music blog, Hanvey says "As I sifted through my memories and experiences, I realized that the public and political face of Northern Ireland was pressed hard against the window of my private and personal world; in short, my 'kith and kin' couldn't be "explained" in isolation—context, though not everything, was a significant something."

Join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking and moving performance.

Monday, April 28

7-9 PM AVAYA Auditorium, POB 2.302

Corner of 24th and Speedway

Parking information here.

The Humanities Insitute sponsors Mr. Hanvey's performance at the University of Texas through support provided by the Barron Ulmer Kidd Centennial Lectureship in the Liberal Arts.

Listen to Nuclear Family here.

Explore Bobbie Hanvey's photographic archive, housed at the John J. Burns Library at Boston College, and made available courtesy of the Trustees of Boston College.

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