Anonymous 4: love fail composed by David Lang
Saturday, December 1, 2012
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Royce Hall - Auditorium
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love fail is a meditation on the timelessness of love. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang weaves together details from medieval retellings of the story of Tristan and Isolde with stories from more modern sources, honoring renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4's longstanding commitment to medieval music with the direct, contemporary approach for which the composer is admired. The all-female quartet is acclaimed for combining historical scholarship with their singular and magical sound.
This presentation of love fail in Royce Hall features a theatrical setting complimented by Jennifer Tipton’s dramatic lighting, simple sound enhancement and a range of small instruments played by the quartet, including autoharps, whistles, bells and simple percussion. Seating for this performance will be orchestrated to create extra space around each listener. Every other seat in the hall will not be sold, deliberately allowing every audience member to be surrounded by a rich personal acoustic space. We invite concertgoers to embrace the space between companions and enjoy these talented artists and the renowned Royce Hall acoustics in a unique manner.
Supported in part by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance.