Artist Talk with St. Lenox
Singer-songwriter St. Lenox will participate in a multi-day residency this week at University of Kentucky Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. His visit, also part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of Migration, will include an artist talk titled “Issues of Immigration in the Visual Album ‘Ten Hymns From My American Gothic.’” While the album was originally released in 2016, the visual album was not released until June 2017, with much of it addressing the direct aftermath and impact of the presidential election (https://stlenox.com/ten-hymns/). This highly-innovative collection of videos greatly expanded upon the themes of the album, elaborating upon a range of hot-button issues including education, the law, the immigrant experience, gun control, LGBT issues and American politics. His talk which will be held in the Niles Gallery, located in the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, is free and open to the public.
St. Lenox is the musical moniker for Andrew Choi. Called a “lyricist of the highest order” by the Mountain Goats John Darnielle, his last album was hailed as “a 21st century pop masterpiece” (PopMatters). In addition to receiving early training in violin at Juilliard, Choi holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from Ohio State University and a law degree from New York University and is a practicing attorney in New York City.
St. Lenox will also give an intimate acoustic performance later that evening at 7 pm in the Niles Gallery. It is free and open to the public.
St. Lenox's visit is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences' Year of Migration, the College of Fine Arts, School of Music, the Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, the Longyear, and MacAdam Endowments.