TRANSFIGURED LIGHT: PROVERB
Transfigured Light is a project exploring dichotomies of transformation – death and rebirth, light and darkness – in new and historical choral works. This phase of project centres around a rare Vancouver performance of Steve Reich's Proverb and pairs rarely performed Renaissance and Medieval works with world premieres by composers Fay Kueen Wang, Tova Kardonne, Jonathan Wild, Noah Meites, and Benton Roark. The newly-commissioned works are composed for Arkora's expanded format consisting of eight voices, electric guitar, violin, cello, keyboards, percussion, and hand-built microtonal instruments.
Featuring original lighting design by Jeff Harrison
Produced by Arkora
Co-presented by Arkora and Redshift Music (redshiftmusic.ca)
The first concert of this two-phase project, also presented by Redshift Music, took place in May of 2017 and was called "the standout event of Vancouver's spring music season" by the Vancouver Observer.
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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country./Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays. Arkora is also grateful for the support of the BC Arts Council in this project.