On November 5th Jessie Cox and the Sun Ra Arkestra present a new work, commissioned by the Paul Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Doors open at 7pm with the first live screening of a film of Jessie Cox’s opera “As A Song of A World,” which was directed by Adrien H. Tillmann. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and features the Sun Ra Arkestra, Jessie Cox, Laura Cocks, Sam Yulsman, the String Noise violin duo, Eddy Kwon, and Tyler J. Borden.
Jessie Cox describes this new work as a celebration of Sun Ra and the Arkestra’s legacy and a reflection on their pracitces’ continued relevances. To this aim Cox developed a unique musical score: a virtual cosmos travealable by musicians. As Cox explains: “during the performance the Arkestra will take us on a journey into and through outer space.”