Fish Creek, Wis. (March 6, 2023) – On Saturday, March 11, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will offer two events: a free 10 a.m. “Let’s Play” workshop by John Hegner on how to create soundscapes, and a ticketed 7 p.m. Words on Fire Concert featuring Hegner and a selection of Door County poets.
Let’s Play: Creating a Soundscape with John Hegner
At 10 a.m. on March 11, John Hegner will present a free workshop about how to create a soundscape. Participants are invited to bring a line or lyric or poem they’ve written and/or an item from home or nature that can be used to make sound.
John Hegner is a songwriter, composer, pianist, and the owner of Starbell Hatchery Recording Studio in Harvard, IL. Hegner studied at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Eastman School of Music, and Berklee College of Music, working as a commercial composer for more than 20 years in Boston and New York. During his tenure in New York City, he began producing other artists, helping them to achieve their musical and recording goals. John is passionate about collaboration and has led workshops on the topic and participated in interdisciplinary projects with poets, visual artists, and musicians.
Hegner’s workshop is free, and freewill donations are encouraged.
Concert: Words on Fire
At 7 p.m., DCA’s annual showcase of spoken word, Words on Fire, will take place on the DCA Main Stage. Acclaimed singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer John Hegner will join forces with Door County poets for an evening of original song mixed with poetry and original collaborative soundscapes. Past Door County Poet Laureate Nancy Rafal curated the poet roster, which includes Al DeGenova, Ed DiMaio, Ralph Murre, Carrie Sherrill, Chera Van Burg, and Mike Orlock. The poets will read their works accompanied by semi-improvised compositions. These collaborative pieces will also be interspersed with John Hegner solo selections.
Concert tickets cost $17.50. Advance reservations are recommended.
DCA’s 2023 Films and Talks are sponsored by Bacon CPA and Bob Ross Estate Planning. DCA is located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m, and can also be reached on the phone at (920) 868-2728 or online at dcauditorium.org.