Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:00 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
The ZOFOMOMA live concert experience unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned compositions are revealed throughout the 75-minute continuous performance.
In a nod to Mussorgsky, this 21st-century "Pictures at an Exhibition" leads viewers and listeners from one gallery to the next accompanied by a re-imagined Promenade Theme by ZOFO's Keisuke Nakagoshi. For this cutting-edge project, ZOFO solicited new works from top composers around the globe and requested each to select a painting representative of his or her culture as a springboard to the creative process. The result is a rich tapestry of sights and sounds reflecting the cultural, musical and artistic diversity of our world community.
Photo by Felix Grünschloß
Composers on the "ZOFOMOMA" program include: Keyla Orozco (1969, Cuba), Avner Dorman (1975, Israel), Carl Vine (1954, Australia), Cécile Marti (1973, Switzerland), Samuel Carl Adams (1985, USA), Paweł Mykietynm (1971, Poland), Kenji Oh (1982, Japan), Sahba Aminikia (1981, Iran), I Wayan Gde Yudane (1964, Indonesia), Pablo Ortiz (1958, Argentina), Jonathan Russell (1979, USA), Gilles Silvestrini (1961, France), Lei Liang (1972, China), Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (1947, Azerbaijan), Gabriel Prokofiev (1975, UK)
Promenade Themes: Keisuke Nakagoshi
ZOFOMOMA has been made possible through generous funding and support from the Van Dyke Family Foundation.
|Samuel Adams||Carl Vine
Photo by Ken Martin