Nine Rivers - Part III: Melanosis
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Opening Night

Each year, Miller launches its new programming season with a one-of-a-kind performance — often one of...

Opening Night

Nine Rivers - Part III: Melanosis

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Part III: Melanosis
The journey comes to a close with four movements for chamber ensemble, live electronics, tape, brass ensemble, percussion, and voices, including a finale for all 50 musicians.

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A symphonic cycle of monumental proportions, James Dillon’s Nine Rivers is one of the most talked-about new works of the past few years. Written over several decades—and scored for a formidable assemblage of musicians and multimedia artists—the cycle covers a vast sonic terrain, from hushed a cappella singing to high-octane drumming.

Miller opens the 2011-12 season with an ambitious, three-night staging of this important work, bringing together members of the original creative team with some of the best new music performers on both coasts.

Co-produced with Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Mary Sharp Cronson, producer


Performers

  • William Brent software, sound design, and audio engineering
  • Nicholas Houfek lighting design
  • Ross Karre video design
  • Jaime Oliver software, sound design, and audio engineering
  • red fish blue fish
  • The Crossing

Repertoire

  • James Dillon Nine Rivers - Part III U.S. premiere