WORLD PREMIERE: “Inside Spaces” by Amir ElSaffar and Lorenzo Bianchi-Hoesch

  • October 30, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • PS21 Black Box Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $10.00-$25.00 This event is now over
Description

Trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar joins with electronics performer and composer Lorenzo Bianchi-Hoesch in a new project exploring electro-acoustic spaces, maqam, microtonal harmonies, improvised and composed structures, in a modular musical composition that accommodates a variety of musical styles across genres. 

 

Together, they create an immersive sound that transcends notions of form, musical language, electronic, acoustic and other categories in music. This new work will be a modular composition, combining pre-determined structural elements with freely improvised sections played live by ElSaffar and Bianchi-Hoesch. The work explores electro-acoustic spaces and a microtonal environment that embraces the sonic spectra of multiple musical languages. Bianchi-Hoesch and ElSaffar are interested in creating a transcultural collaboration combining jazz, contemporary classical music, maqam, raga and other musical backgrounds, inclusive of all the richness, complexity, and idiomatic expression, without compromising or oversimplifying in order to be compatible with others. They are in search of boundaryless spaces in music.

Date & Time

Sun, Oct 30, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Venue Details

PS21 Black Box Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 Black Box Theater
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A vibrant center for contemporary performance in the Hudson Valley, PS21 “presents work that challenges and invites” (The New York Times): adventurous productions by leading and emerging American and international artists in music, dance, and theater, and visionaries creating entirely new genres. On our open-air Pavilion Theater stage, across our expansive, unspoiled grounds, and in the diverse surrounding communities, PS21 cultivates and presents productions that transcend aesthetic boundaries and revitalize existing artistic languages and grammars. Throughout the year, we host developmental residencies for dancers, musicians, actors, and creators of original, even unclassifiable new work. Rooted in community collaboration, PS21’s programming engages creatively with critical global and social issues. It is a mecca for innovative and original artistic voices, a destination for performance that can be experienced nowhere else in the region. PS21’s Pavilion Theater is a green-energy marvel surrounded by 100 acres of unspoiled meadows, trails, and woodlands that are a haven to wildlife and visitors across the region.  Integrated into our unspoiled campus, the theater embodies our commitments to the public: open, inviting, and optimized for their enjoyment and encouraging citizen expression and participation.

 

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