- Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
- The Icebox
- This event requires tickets (use link below)
6th Annual Month of Moderns Festival
Gavin Bryars world premiere: The Fifth Century
with PRISM Saxophone Quartet
Stratis Minakakis: Monteverdi Responsories (2008)
Tõnu Kõrvits: Hymns from the Western Coast (2009)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
The Icebox at Crane Arts
1400 North American Street
Download the Festival Program
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We’ve waited a long time and with much anticipation for this meeting of minds – our internationally-recognized friends at PRISM will join us in a work created for this collaboration by one of the world’s most familiar composing names, Gavin Bryars. Known for evocative texts in sparse, pensive settings, Bryars’ music has been described as “both uplifting and emotionally draining in equal measure.” (The Guardian). Rounding out the program are two contrasting works: the exuberant Hymns of the Western Coast (2009) of Estonian Tõnu Kõrvits, and the fascinatingly beautiful micro-tonal fantasia on Monteverdi motets by Greek composer Statis Minakakis, Monteverdi Responsories (2008).