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Muted With Monica

  • January 28 - January 30
  • The Annex
  • 2nd Floor - 823 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

“I’m going to write you a piece so soft, I don’t care if no one can hear it.”

This was composer Michael Gordon’s response to Monica Germino’s news that she would have to protect her hearing by stopping or adapting how she played the violin.

Inspired by Germino’s strength and determination, four of the world’s leading composers – Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang (co-founders of Bang on a Can) and legendary composer Louis Andriessen – joined forces to create MUTED. This collective composition features what Germino calls ‘whisperviolin’ along with custom-made instruments, mutes, and Monica’s speaking and singing voice (in settings of texts from the 1930’s New York Post cult column Archy and Mehitabel).

For MUTED, lighting designer Floriaan Ganzevoort has created a light sculpture that glows and radiates with the music and focusses our listening.

At turns humorous, touching, mysterious, and filled with warmth, this is a performance that is hypnotizing and transcendent, designed especially for small groups of listeners in intimate spaces

Muted may be the quietest piece ever written for violin, but it was riveting in this intimately powerful performance.”

– New York Times

Monday, January 28th - Wednesday, January 30th 2019

The Annex, Vancouver BC

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