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In the Light of Air

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The next performance on MCA Stage by the International Contemporary Ensemble is one that you don’t just listen to, it’s one that you experience. The breaths of the musicians as they play their instruments activate the lighting installation enveloping the stage and performers to create an installation that reacts and responds to the music. Created by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, this immersive work—In the Light of Air—translates the atmosphere, light, and sounds of the far north to the stage. Two recent works by Thorvaldsdottir, Tactility Transitions, are also presented in the program.

New to the contemporary classical scene? Preview Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s work, In the Light of Air, above; listen to her compositions; and read more about her work here.