Alarm Will Sound returns to the Mizzou International Composers Festival for the eleventh season. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival will be presented online.
The program will include Anthem by the legendary artist Meredith Monk. Anthem is inspired by the Buddhist concepts of interdependence and cause and effect. Using what is inherent in the video-chat medium, Meredith Monk offers a spacious and expansive composition that encourages us to move forward with an awareness of these relationships, accepting that delay and different senses of time are part of our current reality. Alarm Will Sound has a long history with Meredith Monk, dating back to their 2005 Carnegie Hall performance of Monk’s work, Night.
The next Video Chat Variation premiere will be September 12th and will include music by Tyshawn Sorey, another MacArthur “Genius” Award winner.