Michael Hearst and his Unusual Creatures

by | Apr 7, 2014 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, April 16, 7 pm

Quirky author, composer, and host, Michael Hearst returns to Tidewater to present Songs for Unusual Creatures: a highly-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet. From the Australian bilby to the deep-sea magnapinna squid, to the microscopic tarde, the creatures are brought to life with such odd-ball instruments as theremin, claviola, daxophone, and stylophone.

The first time Hearst has performed in Tidewater in more than 20 years, this performance “with my project…which is a book, an album, and now a PBS Digital series,” takes place at Virginia Wesleyan College in the Marlin Grille. The event is free and open to the public.

Hearst grew up in Virginia Beach, went to Temple Emanuel, and graduated from Cox High School class of 1990. He has lived in New York City for the past 14 years, and says he is “very much looking forward to coming to Tidewater” and that this event is for the entire family.

To see an episode from the PBS series featuring Kronos Quartet and the seapig, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPaBnvMDYds.

For more information about the event, contact Dr. Susan Wansink, swansink@vwc.edu, 757-455-3235.