Alyssa Pyper - Cradle
April 24, 2021
In the closing performance of NUNC! 4, the fourth Northwestern University New Music Conference, the Contemporary Music Ensemble performed Alyssa Pyper's Cradle, joined by Pyper on violin and vocals. Pyper created Cradle as part of a symbolic journey into the trauma of growing up gay and Mormon, and as part of a quest for healing. Cradle reckons with the personal and cultural “mother wound,” informed by Pyper’s experience in the Mormon faith. She joined the ensemble live from Port Townsend, Washington for this performance.