SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 at 8 PM
Mountain View Cemetery's Celebration Hall
Transfigured Light is a project exploring microtonality in new and historical choral works. The concert pairs rarely performed Renaissance and Medieval works with world premieres by composers Dorothy Chang, Brendon Randall-Myers, Benton Roark, Tova Kardonne, Fay Wang, Jonathan Wild, and Noah Meites which explore themes of death and regeneration as they pertain to culture, biology, and spirituality. The newly-commissioned works are composed for Arkora's expanded format, a "modern motet" ensemble consisting of eight-voice chamber choir and a chamber ensemble including electric guitar, violin, cello, keyboards, and percussion, featuring hand-built microtonal instruments.
The first concert of this two-phase project, presented by Redshift Music, took place in May of 2017 and was called "the standout event of Vancouver's spring music season" (Vancouver Observer). Taking place on Thursday September 27, 2018 at Mountain View Cemetery's beautiful Celebration Hall, the second concert will feature works by Pérotin and a rare Vancouver performance of Steve Reich's Proverb alongside world premieres by Kardonne, Wang, Meites, Wild, and Roark.
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