We are thrilled to announce New Dialect is collaborating with Nashville's new contemporary music ensemble, INTERSECTION, for their debut performance on Thursday, March 26, at the Platform.
Artistic Director, Banning Bouldin, is creating 2 new works—Murmuration and B-side—for this program, and Zeitgeist Art Gallery will be contributing original visual elements designed specifically for the event.
Here's how Banning described her approach to working with Gubaidulina's composition "Concordanza" in creating Murmuration:
Costumes for Murmuration are being hand-crafted by
T R A N S F I G U R A T I O N
The entire show is entitled Transfiguration in honor of the featured compositions, which all share a sense of chaos and struggle as a necessary component of metamorphosis.
One piece, Jonathan Harvey’s "Valley of Aosta," was inspired by a J.M.W. Turner painting of the same name, which depicts a snowstorm, avalanche and thunderstorm. The piece captures the experience of furious nature as an essential element of transcendence and includes unusual musical techniques such as two harps and two synthesizers each tuned a quarter-step apart.
Part: Fratres for chamber ensemble (1977)
Shepherd: Metamorphoses (2004)
Harvey: Valley of Aosta (1988)
Gubaidulina: Concordanza (1971)
Rorem: Eleven Studies for Eleven Players (1959)