ARCHITECT. A Chamber Opera in Six Scenes

20 October 2012 from 3:15pm to 4:18pm

ARCHITECT was inspired by the work of Louis I. Kahn. He strove to create buildings connected to the past and to the innate characteristics of their materials – color, light, and above all, sound. Kahn, who once considered a career as a composer, often asserted that “to hear a sound is to see a space.”

ARCHITECT evolved from the composers’ and librettist’s visits to Kahn buildings and their efforts to capture the “sounding spaces” they encountered there by interweaving the electro-acoustic music with vocal and instrumental chamber music . Each building invoked an interplay of light and ineffable acoustic elements, qualities central to Kahn's vision.

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