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MUSIC FOR NEW BODIES

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DACAMERA and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University present
Matthew Aucoin and Peter Sellars: Music for New Bodies
World Premiere | Concert Performance
Co-commission of DACAMERA, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, AMOC* (American Modern Opera Company), Aspen Music Festival and School, and LA Opera

Texts inspired by the writings of JORIE GRAHAM and RACHEL CARSON

Libretto assembled by  MATTHEW AUCOIN and PETER SELLARS

MATTHEW AUCOIN, composer and conductor
PETER SELLARS*, director

KATHRYN LEWEK*, soprano
MERYL DOMINGUEZ*, soprano
RACHAEL WILSON*, mezzo-soprano
BRENTON RYAN*, tenor
CORY MCGEE*, bass-baritone

*denotes guest artist

Instrumental ensemble of Shepherd School of Music students and DACAMERA Young Artists

A major new work and first collaboration between AMOC* member and co-founder composer Matthew Aucoin and director Peter Sellars. A musical premiere is brought to life by five vocal soloists and an 18-instrument ensemble conducted by Matthew Aucoin.

Music for New Bodies is an immersion in vast planetary processes: we follow the migration of eels to the depths of the Atlantic Basin; we hear the voice of the ocean floor itself, speaking with superhuman pressure and force; we experience humankind’s impact on our planet, and we also sense the presence of cycles so immense that they are beyond human influence.

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