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Requiem For My Father

One night piano performance

Friday, May 5th at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 suggested donation at door, Reserve your spot as there is limited seating available.  RSVP HERE.

Isaac Green Diebboll will perform his original spirited artwork, played and performed on our antique and original piano found in Instar Lodge. Beautiful is a word loosely used to describe most things pleasing, but at it's essence beauty is a word that describes truth and sublimity. Isaac's piece embodies this beauty, listening to it one experiences the truth that haunts, that pains, that embraces, that loves so deeply that one is touched at a spirit level.

Each piano has a voice. Each unique with a sound and a temper. What I play with the keys on each piano are patterns - a series of motions, attempts to commune with my deceased father, an architect who had designed pianos in the later years of his life. What results when I play, more than anything, is a relationship between the son, the piano and the father- Isaac Green Diebboll

It is rare to have the opportunity to witness Isaac perform, unless you are lucky enough to live in Callicoon, NY where he regularly plays piano for the local soup kitchen. Isaac is one of those gems, whose artistry is hard to pin down, because it is not expressed in one discipline but rather in the essence of his being and the way he lives his life; when he speaks, there is no delineation between poetry or politics. It is our greatest pleasure to invite you to witness and experience 'Requiem for My Father'.

The piano player "moved, deep within, exactly like someone in torment. I had never before thought of how awful the relationship between the musician and his instrument. He has to fill it, this instrument, with the breath of life, his own. He has to make it do what he wants it to do. And a piano is just a piano. It's made out of so much wood and wires and little hammers and big ones, and ivory. While there's only so much you can do with it, the only way to find this out is to try; to try and make it do everything." - James Baldwin

Isaac Green Diebboll was born in New York City in 1989. He attended Brooklyn Friends School and graduated with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2011 from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Isaac currently lives in Callicoon, NY and teaches undergraduate civic engagement/ community development at The New School, Parsons. He serves as the President of the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company, formally Vice President for Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development. He's a member of the Town of Delaware Planning Board, former Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sullivan County, steering committee member of SALT (Sullivan Agency’s Leading Together), member of the Sullivan County Legislature’s Healthy Sullivan Initiative. As an artist and teacher Isaac is a freelance filmmaker and founder/director of ENGN Education Center for Social, Civic and Creative practice, working regionally in the Hudson Valley, Catskills and New York City.

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