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Strange Tales: Works by Wang Lu, inti figgis-vizueta, Alvin Lucier

December 11, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

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Join Talea for a free, immersive program featuring the world premiere featuring inti figgis-vizueta’s ‘Primavera crown,’ Alvin Lucier’s ‘Music for Cello & One or More Amplified Vases,’ and the world premiere of Wang Lu’s ‘November Airs.’

Inspired loosely by the ancient Chinese mythological anthology, “Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio,” Wang Lu’s “November Airs” explores the process of passing on historical memory through musical, spatial, and visual forms while delving into themes of humanity, compassion, and healing in mythology and storytelling. “November Airs” features live video projections created especially for this performance by contemporary visual artist Polly Apfelbaum. Talea performs the world premiere of “November Airs.”

inti figgis-vizueta’s “Primavera crown” is a vibrant ensemble work that, in the composer’s words, explores the encounter of “the role of individual imagination and expressive possibility against the large canvas of chamber orchestra.” Finally, Alvin Lucier’s “Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases” presents a meditative and interactive duo between a single cello and its resonances via  a series of amplified glass vases.



December 11, 2021
2:30 pm