OPUS CONCERT SERIES presents Opus 1: Black Angels - an immersive concert experience featuring the live orchestral sounds of Ensemble LPR, cinmatic projections by Chnnls (Little Cinema), visuals by Christian Hannon, and aerial performance spectacles by House of Yes.
Performed by electric string quartet, harp, clarinet and percussion paired with film, visuals and theatrics and curated by Ricardo Romaneiro, Opus Concert Series breathes new life into George Crumb's Black Angels composition. Black Angels draws from an arsenal of sounds including shouting, chanting, whistling, whispering, gongs, maracas, and crystal glasses. The composition takes the spectator on a haunting and mesmerizing voyage of the soul from Departure (fall from grace), Absence (spiritual annihilation) to Return (redemption).
The Black Angel perfromance will be blended with select scenes, dreams and words from the film Wings Of Desire by Little Cinema's founder and AV artist CHNNLS (Jay Rinsky) blurring the lines of film, live music and perfromance,
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Hildegard von Bingen (Fauvis Distillans)
Ricardo Romaneiro (Nocturnal Suite)
Christian Hannon & Vasko Dukovski
House of Yes aerialists
Paired on the program chants of HILDEGARD VON BINGEN (Fauvis Distillans) channeled by vocalist DAISY PRESS, and electro-acoustic art songs by RICARDO ROMANEIRO (Nocturnal Suite) with words and vocals by HANNAH SUMNER featuring visuals by CHRISTIAN HANNON alongside a performance by VASKO DUKOVSKI and film noir projections by CHNNLS of Little Cinema. Closing the concert is a collaboration between composer RICARDO ROMANEIRO and sound engineer LEO LEITE called 12 Volt Ghost feauturing vocal angelic soundscapes to powerful syncopated rhythms and dissonant harmonies orchestrated for full ensemble. Special theatrical performances throughout the night by LADY CIRCUS.
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
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George Crumb Black Angels
Hildegard Von Bingen Chants for Saint Ursula (feat. Daisy Press)
Ricardo Romaneiro Nocturnal Suite (feat. Hannah Sumner)
Ricardo Romaneiro & Leo Leite 12Volt Ghost