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Date: March 07, 2005

Time: 9:00 PM

City: Sydney, Australia

Venue: Sydney Opera House

Presenter: Musica Viva

Program

Visual Music

Alexander V. Nichols / Scenic and Projection Design
Larry Neff / Lighting Design
Mark Grey / Sound Design

Program Performed without Pause

1.  Pendulum Music (1968)
for microphones, amplifiers, speakers and performers
Composer / Steve Reich (b. 1936)

2.  Cat O’ Nine Tails (Tex Avery Directs the Marquis de Sade) (1988) *
Composer / John Zorn (b. 1953)

3.  Three Movements from How It Happens (The Voice of I.F. Stone) (1991?1993) *
It Raged, Perfect Weapon, and What Would Have Happened
Composer / Scott Johnson (b. 1952)
Video / Larry Springer
Voice / I. F. Stone

4.  Bertoia I (2002) *
Composer / Mark Grey (b. 1967)
Video / Catherine Owens

5.  The Day the Earth Stood Still (1950/2002) +
Composer /Bernard Herrmann (1911?1975)
Arranger / Stephen Prutsman
Video / Mickey T
Additional images / Scott Pagano

6.  Boogie Woogie #3A (1942)+
Composer / Conlon Nancarrow (1912?1997)
Realization / Trimpin
Video / Alexander V. Nichols
Kronos samples / Mark Grey
Arrangement of Kronos live parts / Stephen Prutsman

7.  Quartetto per archi (1960)
Composer / Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
Video / Alexander V. Nichols, Larry Springer, and Dan D. Shafer


8.  One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings (2002) *
Composer / Terry Riley (b. 1935)
Video / Willie Williams
Voice / Alice Walker

9.  Bertoia II (2002) *
Composer / Mark Grey (b. 1967)
Video / Catherine Owens

10. Flugufrelsarinn (The Fly Freer) (2000/2002) +
Composer / Sigur Rós
Arranger / Stephen Prutsman
Video / Catherine Owens

*Written for Kronos Quartet
+Arranged for Kronos Quartet

Janet Cowperthwaite / Producer
Laird Rodet / Project Development
Kronos Performing Arts Association / Production Management

Visual Music runs approximately one hour and thirty minutes with no intermission.

Visual Music was made possible by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Irvine Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, with additional commissioning funds provided by Barbican, London, UK;  The Carnegie Hall Corporation;  California State University Monterey Bay/World Theater;  Het Muziektheater Amsterdam;  San Francisco Performances; UA Presents/University of Arizona; UCLA Live; and the University of Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin (with the support of the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts).

Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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