Conversations with Homer

Poster by John Mavroudis

The Kombos Collective collaborated with Chicago-based singer/songwriter Joe Goodkin to premiere an original song adaptation of Homer’s The Iliad. This one-of-a-kind program was commissioned by the Center for Greek Studies at San Francisco State University, where the premiere took place. Conversations with Homer is a series of first-person songs that capture the horror, grief, and love that permeate Homer’s epic poem and the combat experience. Songs are written by Goodkin and arranged by Ellie Ganelin (of Kombos Collective). Details about the event.

Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute | Ariel Wang, voice & violin | Joe Goodkin, voice & guitar | Lewis Patzner, cello