Travelogues: Real and Imagined

October 20, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Bethesda

Great Noise begins its 2018-19 residency at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, and the season, with works by Alexandra Gardner, Marcos Balter, and Armando Bayolo.

In this program, we take a musicological trip to locations in our world…and others. Alexandra Gardner takes us to
Yellowstone National Park in her Vixen, a musical realization of the erupting geyser. Meanwhile, in Codex Seraphinianus, composer Marcos Balter gives us a companion aural examination to Luigi Serafini’s extensive cataloguing of the bizarre flora, fauna, fashion, and food of his wild imagination. This musicology of non-existent places is perhaps best exemplified in Armando Bayolo’s The Books of Bokonon, a series of musical fantasies in the manner of nineteenth-century potpourris transcribing music from the Caribbean island of San Lorenzo, as described in Kurt Vonnegut’s documentary travelogue, Cat’s Cradle.

Tickets are available through OvationTix : $30 General Admission presale, $24 WCUCC Members / Students/Seniors & Military at the door.