By Dominic Esposito: On Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Houghton Chapel (Upper Chapel) composer Jenny Oliva Johnson will be showcasing an original multi-media event that has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “gorgeous, ominous, and hypnotic.”

Composer Jenny Olivia Johnson

Composer Jenny Olivia Johnson

You can also catch Johnson’s work in the Davis Museum with her new exhibit “Sight and Sound.” Her “original multi-media event” is an experience that will give you the chills. It’s a synthesis of musical synesthesia, acoustic memory, and childhood trauma.

To get an idea of Johnson’s work checkout Cutter, a raw portrayal of an adolescent girl who, while watching The Never-Ending Story and listening to Metallica’s “One,” secretly self-injures. For the performance at Wellesley Johnson will be joined by Eliko Akahori, piano; David Russell, cello; Aaron Sheehan, tenor; and Jenny Tang, piano; with guest artists Andrew Delclos, bassoon; P. Lucy McVeigh, soprano; Alec Schumacker, tenor; and Jude Traxler, percussion.

Stop by earlier at 4:45 and join the group for some pre-concert wine and cheese in the Davis Museum Lobby!

Dominic Esposito, Class of 2016 at Babson College.