Bell Solaris

Bell Solaris: Twelve Metamorphoses in Piano Theater

Bell Solaris began as a concert-length composition for solo piano by American experimental music pioneer David Rosenboom, with music built upon an underlying narrative about evolution expressed through transfigured myths. Now, renowned theater and opera director Travis Preston has conceived an enveloping theatrical experience of the same piece, expressed through the choreographed movements of a large ensemble of performers interacting with the on-stage musical performance while wearing multiple video cameras and moving projectors to capture and display performance images. Preston creates an extravagant visual score, an imagistic expansion of the music that intensifies the audience's listening experience and brings them into closer communion with the ecstasies and meditations of the music and the musician. The work is performed by David Rosenboom.


Date/Time G ST CA
Thur 4.7.05, 8:30 pm $18 $14 $10
Fri 4.8.05, 8:30 pm$18$14$10
Sat 4.9.05, 8:30 pm$18$14$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff