The lights dim–film and music take center stage–cinematic highlights illuminate the way masterful composers can tease out inner torments. Muhly (who has worked with Björk) imbues The Reader with tortured angst. Jacob TV (aka Jacob ter Veldhuis) obsessively works motifs exploring gambling, addiction and incarceration. Woolf’s documentary score is rippled with sympathy for the trials of Tibetan refugees. And Bartok’s vibrant classic animates Spike Jonze’ surreal identity crisis.
Nico Muhly – Music from The Reader (2008) – Midwest Premiere
Jacob TV – Grab It! (1997) – American Premiere of new Video with bass & drum accompaniments
Randall Woolf – Holding Fast (2008) – Midwest Premiere
Béla Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta from Being John Malkovich (1999)
Featured Artists: Rika Seko (violin), and Jeremy Ruthrauff (saxophone)
NOTICE TO AUDIENCE: CERTAIN EXCERPTS FROM THE FILMS CONTAIN STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE (INCLUDING PROFANITY), NUDITY AND ADULT SITUATIONS.
Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance