Humanities Moments

In the Presence of True Magic

Contributed by Patrick Sansone, musician
Gladys Knight
Sansone remembers a childhood opportunity to watch from the wings of his hometown theater as Gladys Knight performed. As he describes it, seeing her transform into a dazzling presence on stage, captivating the audience with her music, her persona, and her appearance, was the first time Sansone felt consciously struck by the effect that great art can have.

Curator's notePatrick Sansone is a multi-instrumentalist who has played in the bands The Autumn Defense and Wilco and collaborated with many other artists. He has also worked as an album producer and has published a book of photography.

Title

In the Presence of True Magic

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Sansone remembers a childhood opportunity to watch from the wings of his hometown theater as Gladys Knight performed. As he describes it, seeing her transform into a dazzling presence on stage, captivating the audience with her music, her persona, and her appearance, was the first time Sansone felt consciously struck by the effect that great art can have.

Curator's notePatrick Sansone is a multi-instrumentalist who has played in the bands The Autumn Defense and Wilco and collaborated with many other artists. He has also worked as an album producer and has published a book of photography.

Contributor

Patrick Sansone, musician

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presence-true-magic

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