Kents Corner is a crossroad in Calais, VT – a piece of Abenaki land on the headwaters of the Winooski – the site of a sawmill, an inn, and a shoemaker’s shop. This site-specific piece investigates the ways that boundaries are constructed and made legible in rural space.
Through sonic explorations of waterways, church bells, invasive species, barbed wire, and archived oral histories, this multi-movement piece for ensemble and electronics offers a heightened environment for reflecting on rural space, settler-colonialism, and and the construction of historical narrative.
The piece is supported through a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council.
An interview with Desmond Peeples of the Vermont Arts Council about the ideas behind this piece can be found here.