DOXA at Modulus Festival

DOXA at Modulus Festival

Beledrone + Modulus at the Movies

November 7th, 2016
Performance: 6:30pm | Film Screening 8:00pm
The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Tickets: $25/$10 (regular/student)
Film Screening only: $10 at the door

 

Live Performance:  Beledrone

Witness the first complete procession performance of Michael O'Neill's Beledrone, an ambitious and exciting project comprised of seven intercultural works. Combining the earthy and ethereal sounds of Balinese gamelan beleganjur drums, bagpipes, gongs, cymbals, viola, and Ukrainian bilij holos singing, the series has been in development for the last five years. The music is rooted in the cultural connection between beleganjur and bagpipes, both prominently used in traditional rituals, also incorporating poetry by Gerry Gilbert. 

 

Film Screening:  Lou Harrison: A World of Music

Lou Harrison is widely considered to be one of the great American composers. During his expansive and encompassing career, Harrison moved in the highest circles of art and culture with luminaries such as Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage. But despite this rarified company, Harrison was forced to take on other jobs (variously working as a florist, animal nurse, and forest firefighter) to support his composing career. Outspoken, joyful and proudly gay, Harrison's sexuality and candour were a huge part of his work. His collaboration with choreographer Mark Morris, featured prominently in the film, is a testimonial to his dedication to "delight over duty." Eva Soltes's film portrait features many of Harrison's most influential works including Symphony On G, operas Rapunzel and Young Caesar, an opera based on a love affair between Julius Caesar and Nicomedes, King of Bithynea that incorporated same-sex passion, as well as elements from Chinese opera.

"[Lou Harrison: A World of Music] engagingly pays homage to a composer who remains perhaps the most warmly accessible figure in the American musical avant-garde...The delight he imparted as composer and person is amply felt." -Variety

Watch the trailer.

 

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