Russian composer Alexander Scriabin caused a sensation in 1915, staging what was most likely the first multimedia concert in history. Designing a clavier à lumière to project colors onto the stage as it was played, Scriabin pioneered ideas relating colors and musical pitch. Nearly a century later, celebrated Georgian pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Jennifer Tipton explore the legacy of this late Romantic composer through excerpts from his Poeme Languide in B Major and other works, including Feuillet d’Album in F-sharp Major, Opus Posthumous. This extravaganza of lush music and spectacular lightshow is truly "something unforgettable" (New York Press).
Running time: approximately 60 minutes.
There is no late seating.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Q&A sessions with Eteri Andjaparidze and Jennifer Tipton will be held immediately following both performances.
Thursday, February 9, 4:30-6PM
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street
A forum for students working across artistic and academic disciplines that will focus on interpreting Alexander Scriabin, multi-disciplinary performance practices, and the concept of "Piano-Theater."
Followed at 6:30pm by a screening of Prometheus - Poem of Fire, a documentary and concert film featuring the music of Alexander Scriabin and the Yale Symphony Orchestra.
Co-Sponsored by Yale Theater Studies Program, Piano Department of the School of Music, and the Whitney Humanities Center.
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