SO YOU (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice)
by Alvin Lucier

7:30 pm
Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), Vassileos Georgiou B’ 17-19, Athens

Alvin Lucier – SO YOU (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice)
for clarinet in b-flat, cello, female voice and 9 amplified wine jars (2017), commissioned by documenta 14

Anna Pangalou, voice
Charles Curtis, cello
Anthony Burr, clarinet
Tom Hamilton, sound design

During the course of the performance, a cellist, clarinetist, and a female singer sustain long tones against descending and ascending electronically generated pure waves. As they do so audible beats are produced determined by the distances between the players’ tones and those of the continually sweeping pure waves.

The text consists of the first two words of selected stanzas of the poem, Eurydice, by American poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886–1961).

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