AMODA, New Music Co-op, and Line Upon Line present three groundbreaking works by two of the most significant composers of the 20th century. Performed by six of Austin’s most accomplished percussionists, armed with a truckload of percussion instruments, these stunning works will surround concertgoers with sounds they have never heard before. The artists will transform the Mexican American Cultural Center into a giant bell for a rare 8 channel surround realization of Xenakis’ 1962 electroacoustic piece “Bohor.” They will coax otherworldly sonic colors from metal, wood, skin, and bamboo in Luigi Nono’s 1979 work “Con Luigi Dallapiccola” (1979) for 6 percussionists and live electronics. Finally, Xenakis’ celebrated work “Persephassa,” commissioned in 1969 by the Empress of Iran and premiered at the historic desert site of Persepolis, will be performed by 6 percussionists in a ring around the audience. This arrangement will bring into focus the composer’s unique vision of spatialized sound. All three of these pieces are rarely performed due to the incredible amount of time and equipment required to fully realize them. Experiencing this set of pieces on one program may indeed be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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About the Performance Series
The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public and artists in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art. The Performance Series is focused on presenting experimental music and digital performance art in a contemplative setting. More info →