Einstein and Elsewhere
26th August 2012
This fall, New York City’s venerable Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) kicks off its 30th Next Wave Festival. The celebration includes two major works by Music Sales composers.
From September 14 – 23, audiences will be swooning over Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach, a
hypnotic tableau, inspired by the poetic idea of a genius and propelled by Glass’ sublime score. A cosmic chorus of syllables, numbers, streams of consciousness, and enigmatic poems—punctuated by Lucinda Childs’ choreography—unfurls beneath Wilson’s spectacular set, enlivening this epic, seminal masterwork of 20th-century performance.
Einstein on the Beach
Sep 14, 15 & 19—22, 2012 at 7pm
Sep 16 & 23, 2012 at 3pm
Later in the Festival (October 17-20), cellist Maya Beiser presents a surreal cello opera depicting a pair of women—an Henri Michaux heroine and the biblical figure of Lot’s wife—bearing witness at the end of their worlds. Elsewhere features lush, multilayered compositions by Michael Gordon and Missy Mazzoli performed on acoustic/electric cello and electronics with singer Helga Davis and four dancers moving in a dreamlike environment created by director Robert Woodruff.
October 17 – 20, 2012
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Choreography by Brook Notary
Composed by Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli and Eve Beglarian with text by Henri Michaux and Erin Cressida Wilson
Films by Peter Nigrini
Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume design by Kasia Maimone
Lighting design by Maruti Evans
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