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ELECTRIC FIELDS

Colburn Celebrity Recital
Rock My Soul festival

Tue / Nov 15, 2022 - 8:00PM

A mesmerizing concert with music by Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, reimagined by David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner.

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Individual tickets go on sale to the public August 23, 2022.

About this Performance

Inspired by the cosmic compositions and contemplations of medieval polymath Hildegard von Bingen, Electric Fields offers an immersive multimedia concert experience, where otherworldly music is framed by live video, lighting projections that respond to the artists, and electronic effects.

Hildegard had visions throughout her life that led to writings on celestial systems and theories of infinite connection. Channeling that spirit, Electric Fields reaches through centuries and collapses time, connecting the music Hildegard wrote in the 12th century to Baroque-era compositions of Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini—all reimagined through the modern eyes and ears of David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner. The result explores the most elusive aspects of human experience: Darkness and light. Connection and isolation. The finite and infinite.

The definition-defying project is designed and directed by Netia Jones—who was critically acclaimed for her staging of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland with the LA Phil—and Lightmap. Creating the sonic world for the evening are soprano Barbara Hannigan, pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, and Chalmin on live electronics.

The world premiere commission of ELECTRIC FIELDS is generously underwritten by Ellen and Arnold Zetcher.

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