Virtual performance filmed at the artists’ homes
At the intersection between translations and relationships, each of the works featured in Translationships demands both artistic intuition and a deep openness to collaboration. The teen musicians of Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music youth new music program interpret modern, flexible musical scores and bring these works to life through the relationships they build with their co-creators. The program includes inventive performances of Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 69b, Mauricio Kagel’s Con Voce, and a brand-new imagining of Seth Parker Woods’ Kazaguruma.
The core of this concert is the collaboration and mentorship of 2020-21 Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence Seth Parker Woods, who is working with Face the Music’s orchestral musicians to create a new performance of his Kazaguruma – an auditory exploration of euphoria and introspection. Woods is also coaching teen performers using Mauricio Kagel’s musik theatre piece Con Voce as a vehicle to create a new collective work using instruments, facial expressivity and voices. Amidst the social distancing and all the challenges our collective community continues to face this season, Seth will seize the opportunity to develop a piece that wraps together humor and theatre of the spectacle.
Seth Parker Woods's Artist Residency is generously underwritten by Dinah Jacobs.
Thank you to Supporters of Face the Music.