Friday, November 2, 2018
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Minneapolis Campus
MacPhail New Music Ensemble
13 movement song cycle for three voices and chamber orchestra
by Sarah Kirkland Snider
A meditation on memory, innocence, and the haunted grandeur of the natural world, Unremembered recalls strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts. Through poet Nathaniel Bellows’ moving words and images and composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s vivid, fraught, astonishing score, the cycle explores the ways in which beguiling events in early life can resonate in—and prepare us for—the subtler horrors that lie beyond the realm of childhood. http://www.unremembered-music.com
“an intricately magical landscape” – New York Magazine
“evocative and strangely beautiful” – Opera News
“one of the most significant and harrowing releases of 2015” – Thought Catalog
Featuring: Soprano, Mackenzie Kloempken, Tenor, Nathan Bird, Baritone, Justin Spenner, and a Chamber Octet with Electronics. Projected art photography by Brianne Bland. Conducted by David Kozisek and co-produced with Benjamin Downs.
Benjamin Downs is a recipient of a MacPhail Artist Development Grant and Commissions, supported by the McKnight Foundation.