Video of full performance of Project Orfeo at Duke University, September 25, 2016. Richard Powers joins Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth, the Horszowski Piano Trio, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, flutist Laura Gilbert and Duke faculty violist Jonathan Bagg in a mixed-media concert that combines readings from Powers’ 2014 novel Orfeo with performances of Messiaen’s Quartet, Read More

“Words and Music: A Conversation about Project Orfeo,” video of a discussion with Richard Powers, violist Jonathan Bagg, and composer Scott Lindroth about collaborations between musicians and writers, and these artists’ experience with their current collaboration for “Project Orfeo.” “Project Orfeo” is a mixed-media concert that combines readings by Powers from his 2014 novel, Orfeo,, Read More

An excerpt from from Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.” Performance on August 27, 2016 for Electric Earth Concerts, New Hampshire. Features Richard Powers reading from his novel Orfeo and the Horszowski Trio with Benjamin Fingland, clarinet. The event combined readings from Orfeo with performances of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and the premiere a new Lindroth composition.

A musical reaction to Powers’s Plowing the Dark, by Swoon (aka Marc Neys), as part of his this Belgian artist’s series “Music for Books,” (2015).

On November 21, 2014, Richard Powers joined The Nouveau Classical Project and the Kamea String Quartet at the DiMenna Center in New York City for a performance hosted by the Center for Fiction. Part reading, part concert, this event took the audience through the adventure of Peter Els, the protagonist of Powers’s novel Orfeo.  Details,, Read More

To celebrate both Powers’ literary accomplishments and his contributions to the University of Illinois, the Provost’s Office commissioned production of five short video works, each of which interprets a passage from one of Richard Powers’ five novels.  The videos are a collaborative endeavor between Powers and a group of artists and designers from the, Read More