The Electro-Acoustic Band In Concert with Guest Artist Amy X Neuburg
Pre-concert talk with the featured artists will begin at 7 pm on both nights.
Presented by The Paul Dresher Ensemble
Jun 24 - Jun 25
The Electro-Acoustic Band presents the San Francisco premiere of "They Will Have Been So Beautiful," a song cycle featuring commissioned works by Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, and Pamela Z, plus a piece each by Paul Dresher and Amy X Neuburg. The composers were invited to create songs inspired by Diane Arbus's Guggenheim grant application, American Rites, Manners and Customs. Arbus proposed to photograph everyday people, places, and routines, which to generations of the future "will have been so beautiful." Each composer found or created a photograph or series of images, ranging from intimate self portraits to stark landscapes, that spoke to him or her in this regard, and used the images as inspiration for the music.