The Louisville Orchestra is collaborating with the Kentucky College of Art + Design (KyCAD) this month to present “Art + Music” on January 25 and 26, at the Kentucky Center, led by Music Director Teddy Abrams. Louisville-area artists are creating site-specific, time-based responses to orchestral works. Artists include Josh Azzarella, for a performance of the fourth movement of Schumann’s Symphony No. 3; Azzarella will transform the play of light from the musicians and instruments into a layer of sound as a way of contemplating the tinnitus from which Schumann suffered. Artist Charles Rivera is creating a sound collage installation that incorporates elements of Ives’s “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” from Three Places in New England with radio frequencies from the vicinity of the concert hall and field recordings in nature. Filmmaker Ron Schildknecht and artists Jace Stovall and Anthony Schrag will offer social commentary during performances of Ravel’s “The Fairy Garden” from Mother Goose, Stravinsky’s “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Chef Taria Camerino will explore synesthesia during Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, during which the audience will participate in a tasting designed to suggest what Camerino tastes when she hears music.
Posted January 24, 2019