Performances by the Isaura String Quartet
April 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM
Opera Povera the MAK Center for Art and Architecture
Opening on Saturday, April 4 — Exhibition of dramaturgical ephemera and instruments
Closing on Friday, April 10 and 11 — Concerts featuring new music for instruments in exhibition.
This project weaves together archival material from artists and designers working with Opera Povera, the collection of the Wende Museum, and an international group of innovative musicians into an interdisciplinary exhibition with two related concerts.
Our collaboration creatively recombines research, archives and historic location into an interlocking dramaturgy derived from concepts, objects, and musics that reach back in time, or into the imagined future, and resonates through transiency, exile, surveillance, ancient tunings, altered states, class struggle, improvisation, competing political cultures, and our pressing need to express these in new opera.
New Music/New Opera/New Dramaturgy by
Paula Cronan, Inouk Demers, Joanna Demers, Jose Luis Blondet, Aiyun Huang, Charles Gaines, Sean Griffin, Justin Jones, Anne LeBaron, George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, John Schneider with Partch, Stacy Ellen Rich, Micah Silver, Juliana Snapper, Catherine Sullivan, Chris Warren, Joe Yorty and Opera Povera’s Guest Artists
Link to the dramaturgical video collage of the projects diverse elements: