Krista Detor, Brains On Parade, Alumni Hall Organ, Morris Dancers

This week Krista Detor explains her songwriting, IU gets its third Fisk organ, Indy Opera wraps the season, and Morris Dancing rings in May.

a gymnaisum full of large fiberglass brains each decorated individually

Photo: Mia Partlow/WFIU

An array of the brains on display on April 28th at Bloomington High School South.

This week on Artworks:

Bloomington-based singer songwriter Krista Detor. Stops by the WFIU studios to talk about what motivates her to keep writing songs even when it starts to feel like everything has already been said.

Also on the program,

Giant Brains take over the streets of Bloomington,

And rain or shine, the Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers keep a tradition from the Old Country alive in the New World.

The Indianapolis Opera wraps up its 2011-2012 season with a tale of obsession and redemption in Gounod’s “Faust.”

And the Bloomington Campus of IU will grow exactly one pipe organ larger in the next year. We’ll hear how this amazing instrument and its future home in Alumni Hall.

Stories On This Episode

Krista Detor: Chasing Down Art

Krista Detor and Dave Weber

Krista Detor talks about what comes first, words or melody, how she teaches songwriting and if she feels like all things in music have already been done.

IU’s Third C.B. Fisk Organ To Be Installed In Alumni Hall

a drawing of a large room with people sitting at round tables and a large organ adorns the far wall.

The Fisk Opus 91 will make its debut sometime in 2013.

There’s The Devil To Pay In Gounod’s ‘Faust’

tenor head shot

"It’s such a dark story and I love the fact that there’s so much energy in this production," Gran Wilson

Dancers Wake Up The Earth For Spring

Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

The Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers are the only group of their kind in Indiana.

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