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Tenth Intervention to Present ‘Bells from the Abyss’ (2017) in New York

January 20@ 8:00 pm


Tenth Intervention:

It Can’t Happen Here: art in response to oppression is a chamber music program consisting of six pieces by five composers that have each been inspired by events that have challenged freedom of thought, expression, and religion. The program includes a visual art response project partnering with Artistic Noise.

The world premiere of Manusa by Dorian Wallace will feature guest speaker and activist Faisal Saeed Al MutarManusa was written to commemorate the Bengali secular bloggers who were murdered between 2015-2016.

Featuring soloists Kathleen Supové, Adam Tendler, and Nicholas Finch

In the Name of the Holocaust
for solo prepared piano
by John Cage

A Machine
for two pianos
by Frederic Rzewski

for solo cello and string quintet
by Dorian Wallace

Protracted Retribution
for solo violin and electronics
by Elizabeth A. Baker

Anti Abolitionist Riots
for solo piano
by Charles Ives

Bells from the Abyss
for violin and piano
by Alexandra du Bois

Bring Them Home
for two pianos and two percussion
by Frederic Rzewski


January 20
8:00 pm