‘Netia Jones is the most imaginative director of opera working in Britain today’
A multimedia immersive concert
Featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan,
pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque
Music by Hildegard of Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner
Designed and directed by Netia Jones and Lightmap
TUE / NOV 15, 2022 - 8:00PM
Electric Fields World Premiere, Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles
LA Phil commission with generous support from Ellen and Arnold Zetcher
Inspired by the cosmic compositions and contemplations of medieval polymath Hildegard von Bingen, Electric Fields offers an immersive multimedia concert experience, where otherworldly music is framed by live video, lighting projections that respond to the artists, and electronic effects.
Hildegard had visions throughout her life that led to writings on celestial systems and theories of infinite connection. Channeling that spirit, Electric Fields reaches through centuries and collapses time, connecting the music Hildegard wrote in the 12th century to Baroque-era compositions of Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini—all reimagined through the modern eyes and ears of David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner. The result explores the most elusive aspects of human experience: Darkness and light. Connection and isolation. The finite and infinite.
The definition-defying project is designed and directed by Netia Jones and Lightmap. Creating the sonic world for the evening are soprano Barbara Hannigan, pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, and Chalmin on live electronics.
LAPhil - November 15th Disney Hall - Electric Fields Premiere
Designed and directed by Netia Jones and Lightmap.
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