“As modern music moves beyond modernism, the classical community is still scared of the innovations of 75 years ago. Alarm Will Sound tackles those scary sounds and finds new life.” — Pitchfork
Alarm Will Sound is “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times). With classical skill and unlimited curiosity, the 20-member ensemble has been associated since inception with composers at the forefront of contemporary music, establishing a reputation for performing innovative music ranging from the arch-modernist to the pop-influenced with energetic virtuosity.
The evening includes a performance of multi-instrumentalist Eartheater’s When Fire is Allowed to Finish. Alarm Will Sound are joined on stage by Haitian-American artist, performer, composer and flutist Nathalie Joachim who uses the vibrant tapestry of her voice and electro-acoustic elements to explore her family’s history — and violinist Alyssa Pyper, whose debut album, Salt Crust (2021) is a genre bending dive into the trauma of being Mormon and gay, a grappling for footing while stepping into adulthood.
Funds provided by the Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director's Discretionary Fund.
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