Record composer Cory Driscoll, impacted by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, began writing an album that focused on his experience of young fatherhood in Florida; a tropical place known for its beaches, sun, and storms. As Hurricane Irma crashed into the Florida coastline 11 months later, he again found himself without power and determined to finish the album in the state it began.
“Tropical Depression” is bookended by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma and reflect Driscoll’s relationship with the beauty, power, and, at times, devastation of living in Florida.
Meteorologist Mike Buresh will give a short talk about the intersection between storms, weather, and living in Northeast Florida. Driscoll will then give context for the pieces of music performed by musicians from around the United States who worked with Driscoll to record the album at Bear Machine Studios in the Fairfax neighborhood of Jacksonville.
A limited edition run of 70 lathe-cut vinyl records will be pressed and for sale at this one and only performance of Tropical Depression. Date: Friday, September 14th, 2018
Location: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Special Guest: Meteorologist Mike Buresh
Co-Producers: Avant, Long Road Projects, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Price: $15 preorder
More info: avantcurious.org/