Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Oct 28 2017 7:30 PM

Piedmont Center For the Arts
801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

...or Stories for string quartet

Allow the Circadian String quartet to take you on an unforgettable journey as we team up with master storyteller Nikolaus Hohmann and composer Sahba Aminikia to create an evening which seamlessly weaves storytelling and music.

Program master works explore the theme of light vs. dark including Shostakovich's harrowing String Quartet No. 8, dedicated to the victims of Fascism, Steve Reich's Different Trains, which incorporates real-life interviews of WWII survivors, and a new piece for narrator and string quartet by Sahba Aminikia featuring the ancient poetry of Hafez paired with modern American poet Alan Ginsberg.

Connecting these pieces will be stories curated by Nicolas Hohmann with original musical interludes by David Ryther entitled "Chiaroscuro." Through light/dark, sound/silence, and text/music, a whole experience emerges, greater than the sum of its parts.

Chiaroscuro: An oil painting technique developed in the Renaissance that uses contrasts between light and dark to illuminate three dimensional form.

Cost: $15-$35