Join us for a special concert in conjunction with the exhibition Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves as Musiqa presents the world premiere of a new work by Flannery Cunningham, the national competition winner of Musiqa’s Emerging Composer Competition. As a ghost before you on the road attempts to conjure a half-felt sonic presence. Its title paraphrases an English translation of a line from the Irish sean-nós song Aisling Gheal, or Bright Vision. Throughout the piece, delicate patterns on the viola, cello, and flute are spun out by the electronics in not-entirely-predictable ways to create a hazy vision of the title’s ghost, and all three players must work together to bring this presence into any kind of focus.
Also on the program will be works by Zosha Di Castri, Wang Lu, and others.
Winner of the 2013 and 2016 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, Musiqa is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. Founded in 2002 and led by four composers, Musiqa aims to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate contemporary music with other art forms. Musiqa celebrates the creative arts through interdisciplinary concerts that highlight contemporary music and its connections to literature, film, dance, art, and more. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, Musiqa strives to make their repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.