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The Unexpected Journey to Luca Francesconi's Composer Portrait

Luca Francesconi by Alessandro Grassani 1860x1210
Photo by Alesssando Grassani for Miller Theatre

“There’s a concision in his writing, which does not mean he isn’t capable of expansiveness or emotion.”

— Melissa Smey
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Composer Portraits

Luca Francesconi

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8PM

The adventurous Ensemble Signal returns to perform two important premieres by Italian composer Luca Francesconi, whose “music is the result of a fearless creative voraciousness” (The Guardian). His Portrait—long overdue from two separate postponements over the course of the pandemic—features a pair of works, including Trauma Études—a large-scale, powerful piece that reflects on the human experience of trauma in a modern world.

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