Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, with Liturgy and CalArts’ Sonic Boom (Ulrich Krieger) Origin of the Alimonies

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, with Liturgy and CalArts’ Sonic Boom dir. Ulrich Krieger: Origin of the Alimonies 

“A radical shift in direction that embraces classical music, glitchy IDM, and even rap...the deeper into it you delve, the more its audacity and imagination start to bloom.” — NPR 

“Hungry for other musical languages, devouring them and putting them to work.” — The New York Times 

Los Angeles premiere

Origin of the Alimonies is a multidisciplinary opera by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the founder of Liturgy, the “transcendental black metal” band which The New York Times praised as “hungry for other musical languages, devouring them and putting them to work.” The opera, which collides metal, classical, and trap music, is a meditation on the origin of all things. It follows OIOION and SHEYMN, a pair of divine beings whose thwarted love tears a wound from which civilization is generated, producing the Four Alimonies of the intelligible universe and the task of collective emancipation. This performance, the prologue to a multi-part opera cycle titled OIOION, will feature video, choreographed movement and a twenty-piece amplified chamber orchestra comprising Liturgy and the Sonic Boom ensemble. To begin, Sonic Boom will perform an excerpt from "The Integration of JC Meyers" by Echo Rose. 

 

Hunt-Hendrix's new song “God of Love”—currently available on Bandcamp and Spotify—marks Liturgy’s first new release since 2015’s The Ark Work which both Spin and Rolling Stone named #1 Avant-Garde Album of the Year, and which The A.V. Club noted as “more progressive and polarizing than ever...a singular musical achievement.”

Curated and produced by Lauren Pratt and the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. 

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
SAT 11/16
8:30 pm
$22$18$11

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff