Japanese composer and sound artist Aya Nishina creates music of amazing fragility and beauty. Counted among her guiding lights are Ryiuchi Sakamoto and John Zorn, for whom she recorded “Flora” in 2013. After intensive study of the museum’s collection, Nishina was struck by a common theme—the world premiere of her “Symphonia” is a multi-movement work music inspired by the “opened-mouth creatures” she found throughout the collection. The work is for choreographed voices and mixed large ensemble.
$25, CMA members $22
Season or Series:
Performing Arts Series 2018–19
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These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.