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  • Overshot: A Composition for String Quartet and Electronics Inspired by the Lou Tate Kentucky Coverlet Collection

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:30 pm | The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

    In this lecture, composer Chris Kincaid and his wife Leslie Clements share the story of how a collection of weaving draft patterns of historic coverlets inspired him to compose a six-movement piece for string quartet and electronics.

    See a live recording of the piece and hear about how the composer based each movement on a different aspect of the tradition of overshot weaving – in some moments the music is a literal interpretation of a weaving draft pattern, which looks similar to a musical staff with notes. At other times, the composer integrates more abstract concepts of the weaving tradition into the music.

    Each movement is named for an overshot coverlet pattern included in the collection of Lou Tate, a master weaver and folk art historian, who served both the Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt administrations before founding the Little Loomhouse in Louisville, Kentucky over 75 years ago. Her world-class collection of hand-woven coverlets, draft patterns, and other historic archives is today preserved by the Lou Tate Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Their mission is to continue Lou Tate’s legacy by ensuring the preservation of the Little Loomhouse landmark cabins, and by educating students of all ages about the history and practice of weaving and textile arts through diverse programs, residencies, and community partnerships.


    Leslie Clements headshotAbout Leslie Clements

    Leslie Clements serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Lou Tate Foundation, the nonprofit weaving and textile arts education organization that manages the Little Loomhouse. She puts her passion for community engagement to work as a Human Resources professional at a national healthcare organization, where she focuses on the design and implementation of employee well-being programs that support volunteerism and other community giving. She combines her interest in cause work with her love for the arts by volunteering with several community arts organizations in Louisville, Kentucky, where she lives with her husband, composer Chris Kincaid.

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    About Chris Kincaid

    Chris Kincaid, a native of Kentucky, is a composer and performer of both contemporary classical and experimental popular music. His work explores underlying principles found in both of these subsets of music while utilizing improvisation and electronics to facilitate a synthesis of the two styles. He recently completed his M.M. in Music Composition at the University of Louisville under the guidance of Marc Satterwhite and Krzysztof Wolek culminating in his first opera, Cephalophore premiered by the Thompson Street Opera Company.

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