Alarm Will Sound: Cradle & Love Always

Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 3:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland presents the world premiere of Love Always, co-commissioned by The Clarice and the Matt Marks Impact Fund, along with Alyssa Piper’s Cradle.

Alyssa Pyper initially created Cradle as a solo work for violin, loop pedal and voice as part of a symbolic journey into the trauma of growing up queer, classically trained and Mormon. In equal part, the composition of the piece emerged through the composer’s dissonance with not only fundamentalist religion, but a pedagogy of classical violin dispersed through the frame of a perfectionist religious culture. Through a close mentorship, members of Alarm Will Sound co-created with Pyper a version of Cradle that allows for members of an ensemble to tap into its arc and participate in its call.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 27042
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