Laurie Rubin performs Do You Dream in Color

October 25, 2012 8:00pm

When composer Bruce Adolphe asked Laurie Rubin to write a poem about her experiences being blind, the result was a beautifully composed twenty-minute song covering subjects from putting on makeup, creating jewelry, and other people’s fear of blindness and the unknown. Adolphe and Rubin will be preforming that piece as part of the Here and Now series at Bargemusic on Thursday, October 25 at 8pm. There will be copies of Rubin’s memoir, Do You Dream in Color? for sale at the event.

Laurie Rubin’s memoir Do You Dream in Color?, out in October, describes her past as a “journey towards identity,” one she hopes will resonate with young people struggling with two fundamental questions: “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?” Although most of us aren’t blind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than “normal.”

Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin recently received high praise from New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, who wrote she possesses “compelling artistry,” “communicative power,” and that her voice displays “earthy, rich and poignant qualities.” Recent career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London as well as her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

To hear Rubin and Adolphe talk about their experiences with “Do You Dream in Color?”, watch this video. To learn more about the event, visit the Bargemusic events page.

Laurie Rubin Performs
Here and Now Series
Thursday, October 25th @ 8pm
Bargemusic at Fulton Ferry Landing
2 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

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