Tune-In Music Festival: ARCO

Photo from Tune-In Music Festival: ARCO on February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

“[Paul Haas is a] visionary.”Time Out

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Paul Haas, Paul Fowler, Bora Yoon: ARCO (2010)
World Premiere
Performed by: Sympho, New York Polyphony, and Charles Perry Sprawls
(85 minutes, no intermission)
Tickets: $25

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The world premiere of ARCO, the Armory-commissioned orchestral work co-composed by Paul Haas, Paul Fowler and Bora Yoon and performed by Sympho, New York Polyphony, and Charles Perry Sprawls. ARCO is a visionary soundscape that sonically accentuates the unique spatial design of the Armory’s drill hall while reflecting on the notion of human transformation and the infinite inclusivity of universal cycles: creation, reincarnation, resurrection, and the continual process of redefinition.

The music blends time periods and styles from Western and Eastern Classical traditions. The evening begins with Arvo Pärt’s epic Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, and weaves through original composition and music drawn from composers ranging from Perotin and Monteverdi to Beethoven and Byrd, resulting in a multi-layered sound experience. This musical exploration of an architectural icon and of the human condition provides an eventful curtain-raiser to the festival.

Pre-Concert Artist Talk: Paul Haas, Paul Fowler, Bora Yoon
Moderated by Kristy Edmunds, Armory Consulting Artistic Director
Wednesday, February 16 at 6:00pm
Talk is FREE for concert ticket-holders. All others $10 (cash only). Pre-registration required (a registration link will be sent to ticket buyers).

The trio of composers of ARCO talk about the creative process that informed their new work.

This program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Reed Foundation, and the Amphion Foundation, Inc.

Photo: Myles Aronowitz



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