World Premiere (Stanford Live Commission)

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Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, composer
OpenEndedGroup (Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser), digital artists
Ko Ishikawa, shō
Maya Beiser, cello

Linked Verse

Reserved Seating $30 / 45 / 52
Premium $75
Stanford student $10


A multimedia evocation of otherness and union that builds on tensions and accords between elements of Japanese and Western cultures.

Linked Verse is an evening-length concerto for cello, Japanese shõ & voice, sound, and live 3D stereoscopic visual projection by Stanford Department of Music faculty member and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and OpenEndedGroup from New York City. A multimedia evocation of otherness and union that builds on tensions and accords between elements of Japanese and Western cultures, the work explores ancient and contemporary eras and of sensory modalities, both visual and aural. A collage of photographs and videos gathered on location in Tokyo, Kyoto, New York, and San Francisco will evoke a haunting visual landscape.

Acknowledgements

Commissioned and premiered by Stanford Live. Co-produced with Beth Morrison Projects and the Stanford Department of Music in collaboration with Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Creative Media Center (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany; Creative Media Centre at City University of Hong Kong. Generously supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan program; the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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