Architeuthis Walks on Land: EMPAC Residency
8/26-9/2 Amy Cimini and I will be in Troy, New York, recording a new record as Artists-In-Residence at EMPAC.
Launching the Music at First 2013-2014 season, Till by Turning premieres my concert-length cycle of pieces Four Chambered Heart. We are thrilled that award-winning filmmaker and visual artist Paul Rowley has created a video installation for the performance that hints at the work's avian and apocalyptic preoccupations.
Watch a preview video here! http://vimeo.com/70723507
Written for Till by Turning, Four Chambered Heart is a meditation on Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. In this 8-movement piece for violin, viola, bassoon and piano, Young explores Messiean’s musical materials and time-suspending techniques through her own musical language, incorporating open and song forms, amplification, and noise. Four Chambered Heart grafts material and mundane apocalyptic suggestions onto Messiaen’s spiritual concerns. Coming from and returning to visual silence, Rowley has crafted a video for each of the piece’s interior 6 movements using colorful patterns, shifting repetitions, and suggestive imagery.