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Sinking of the Titanic

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Titanic (image courtesy of ICA)

Ever wonder about those last moments on the Titanic as it submerged into the water?  Join us tomorrow as we navigate through Gavin Bryars‘s rarely-performed Sinking of the Titanic, a conceptual work which explores the idea of the band continuing to play music right up until they hit the water.  As Stephen Drury says,“It’s more like a hallucination on the hymn. The whole piece has a tragic and historic distance. For us, it’s more like an installation than a performance. The audience will be free to move around outside and the orchestra will be traveling, first away from the performing area, then on the stage, then outside…  And if the weather is good, one of them may float away into the harbor at the end – and hopefully not sink.”  Read the rest of the preview article from the Boston Herald.

Callithumpian Consort, tomorrow evening at 7pm at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), performing Gavin Bryars’s Sinking of the Titanic with electronics run by John Mallia. Tickets and more information can be found on the ICA website.

The rest of the 2010-2011 performing season includes concerts of Terry Riley, Boulez, Stockhausen, Lucier, Jonathan Harvey, Tristan Murail — see the complete listing at .

Finally, we’ve uploaded about 200 more photos taken from the SICPP 2010 Iditarod.  These include Eli Stine‘s Electronic Workshop Improvisation, Luciano Berio’s Naturale, and John Luther Adams’s Dark Waves.  View the set here.

Don’t forget!  Titanic, this Friday at 7pm at the ICA.  See you there!

— your friendly webbottress.