This program,“in the dead of night,” mixes works by young composers, Williams alums, and some of today’s foremost composers. The music celebrates the spirit of inspiration and the objects, places, and people from which we derive it. In particular, it explores the difficult act of drawing inspirations from settings which seem otherwise dark, disparate. It is often from the presence of this darkness that creativity springs forth, that our most profound ideas are born.
Stick around after the performance for Night Jams 2, a chance for students to present their latest work.
IOTA Ensemble program:
Sato MATSUI ‘14: Fushugi Uta (Songs of Curiosity)
Alex MEDEIROS ‘20: New Work
Julia WOLFE (b. 1958): Singing in the Dead of Night (flute, clarinet, violin, piano, cello, percussion) (2008)
Sammi STONE ‘17: Individual Trees of Bahrain
MESSAIEN: Vingt Regards
Bryce DESSNER (b. 1976): Tenebre (string orchestra + pre-recorded track, and lighting design)