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Program

Part One: Event Horizon

Prelude: Once Upon Another Time — Sara Bareilles
Bright Star III — Michael Oberhauser *
Vanishing Act — Jamie Leigh Sampson *
Interlude: Mysteria — Alan Theisen *
The Clockmaker’s Doll  Mara Gibson *
Interlude: Untitled — deVon Russell Gray *
Dark Star — Garrett Schumann *
||: Pop, Chew, Swallow :|| — Neil Anderson-Himmelspach *

Part Two: Singularity

ein ton. eher kurz. sehr leise. — Antoine Beuger
Postlude: Outside of Space and Time — David Byrne & St. Vincent

* composed for MIATp


Statement

Black Meridian is a theatrical recital of new music for voice, saxophone, and electronics centered upon black holes and the relativity of spacetime. These interrelated subjects are explored both literally and metaphorically, weaving a narrative of loss, boundaries, forbidden knowledge, and transgression through video projections, spoken word, stage motion, and six newly commissioned pieces by diverse composers (in addition to three extant compositions).