These two impressive organizations team up for the world premiere of Those Who Do Not Move (do not notice their chains) for large ensemble of speaking musicians, live electronics, and dancers by the boundary-pushing Oberlin composer Lewis Nielson. Nielson’s music features minute, transcendent beauty within grandiose and complex structures and thematic material, often employing a political bent. Those Who Do Not Move explores crowd formation types, actions, and dispersal as described by Elias Canetti in his masterwork Masse und Macht (Crowds and Power). The piece draws on the poetry of Paul Celan and works around themes of identity loss, lust for destruction, and the moment of eruption. In the words of the composer, the work exists “as an open question, kinetic in form…[it] is not meant to dazzle. It is meant to inform through the multi-valent questioning process adopted from Canetti. Nothing in this world lacks intention.” Miro Magloire and his New Chamber Ballet collaborate. Complete program: Mark André, da (2008) * US premiere; Simon Bainbridge, Tenebrae (2009) * US premiere; Lewis Nielson, Those Who Do not Move (2013) * World premiere.
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