On Thursday October 17th, will be the world premier of a new video installation by renowned video artist Netia Jones, co commissioned by the New World Symphony and the Harris Theater.
The event will take place at the New World Center when once more the New World Symphony transcends the boundaries of music with video and poetry in a special presentation named "Poetry in Motion".
The new video installation will be incorporated into the performance in real time and is inspired by Niccolo Castiglioni's musical piece ( Inverno) In-ver.
The program also includes Berio's violin duets performed by New World Symphony fellows and nine talented violin students from Dade Broward and Palm Beach County schools,
In addition to the program the New World Symphony will perform Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, sung by mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell, tenor Matthew Newlin, and bass-baritone Rod Nelman of Chicago Opera Theater.
Iconic Conductor and Artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas will be conducting and has creatively collaborated with video artist Netia Jones in this new video installation.
Composed by Castiglioni in 1973, Inverno in-ver (inverno is Italian for winter) is a series of 11 short musical poems for chamber orchestra. The composition is recognized for its crystalline quality, timber, and visual imagery (atmospheric movement titles include Flowers of Ice, Winter Dance and The Frozen Lake), as well as its mystery and shadowy elusiveness. The winter conjured is one of great clarity and detail, the heightened sense of sight and sound that exists in a frozen world.
Jones’ installation takes inspiration from the music and is designed to complement the architecture of both New World Center and the Harris Theater. Using digitized film, Jones focuses on the abstract beauty and intricacy found in microscopic images of elements from winter landscapes—the repeating patterns of crystal structures, the kaleidoscope created as water freezes, the extraordinary sugary detail of frost. Jones also finds connections between minutely observed snowflake structures and highly detailed Baroque and Gothic architectural forms, reflected in Castiglioni’s references to old world dances and musical forms.
In creating a projected visual world for this piece, using the simplest structures, Jones has broken the screen surfaces into facets, creating them out of paper and wire above and within the orchestra, mirroring the drifts of crystals in a frozen microscopic landscape.
This special concert is almost sold out and one not to be missed.
The New World Center opened in January 2011 and is a unique performance, education, production and creative space with state-of-the-art capabilities. A global hub for creative expression and collaboration and a laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the building enables the NWS to continue its role as a leader in integrating technology with music education and concert presentation. For additional details and a complete 2013-2014 season schedule please visit www.nws.edu.
And see you at the concerts!
Miami Concerts Examiner