St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series adds dance, visual art, storytellers in 2017-18

Posted on: June 14, 2017

“Over five seasons, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series became known for bridging the worlds of classical and indie rock,” writes Christy DeSmith in Monday’s (6/12) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). In 2017-18, “Liquid Music brings more dancers, visual artists and storytellers to the mix. The season’s marquee event pairs Bon Iver singer/songwriter Justin Vernon with St. Paul’s TU Dance troupe…. The Liquid Music season kicks off Oct. 21 with another world premiere by Rafiq Bhatia, a guitarist and composer best known for his work with the experimental electronic trio Son Lux…. In conjunction with the SPCO’s No Fiction Festival in March, 2018, Liquid Music has invited composer Brian Harnetty for a live performance of ‘Shawnee, Ohio.’ Written in 2016, Harnetty’s composition uses archival sounds, field recordings and live musicians to illuminate the economic and environmental challenges facing this small Appalachian town…. ‘Blind Spot,’ a co-commission with the Walker Art Center, [features] new music by jazz pianist Vijay Iyer with live narration by spoken word artist Teju Cole. Other concerts include a world-premiere composition by violinist and multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells … plus a performance of 20th-century music for electronics and violin by SPCO artistic partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja.” ”

Posted June 14, 2017