Thursday, December 01, 2016

San Francisco: Want to Perform a Work by Yves Klein?

Andrew Kachel is organizing a performance of Yves Klein's Monotone-Silence Symphony, and he is seeking musicians for the work. The performance is scheduled for January 12, with a rehearsal that morning and performance in the evening.

Andrew writes:

The piece is complex in a way but also fairly straightforward. The conductor leads 30+ vocalists and approximately 30 musicians (mostly strings, some wind) in maintaining a single note for 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute period of silence. The Klein Archives has a description of the piece on their website, including an audio excerpt from a 1998 staging. 

The performance will be at Grace Cathedral. Andrew is looking for an ensemble of 10 violins, 10 cellos
, 3 contrabasses, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, and 3 horns, plus at least 30 singers.  

You are not required to wear International Klein Blue for the concert, though you can if you want to. The performers will receive a small honorarium.

For further details, contact Andrew at akachel@gmail.com.

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