No Longer Showing.
As a series of landscapes rendered for the stage, Sounds from Untitled Skies implicates in its staging the subjective processes underlying the artist’s experience of place, offering a convergence as well of choral sound fields, rhythmic vocal beats along with compositions that source inspiration from classical art song repertoire and Persian modal singing. Each of its six scenes are built on poems that render specific places - a bombed out city, unmediated natural landscapes, and a burning banquet table among them. Sahra Motalebi herself is in- and outside the frame—both narrator and actor, as well as architect—having constructed individual maquettes and projecting images of them here as stage-sets referencing her interest in 18th-century European paper architecture and early experimental theater. Sounds is a spectral collision of images, memory, concepts, and fiction.
Photo: Minsun Sohn
September 15, 8pm
Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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