MATA Interval Series Presents:
Moby Dick
Extracts on Death and Other Curiosities

Lucy Dhegrae, Ariadne Greif, Charlotte Mundy, Sean Christensen
Contemporaneous, led by David Bloom
Written by West 4th New Music Collective

Friday Feb 21st, 8pm
ISSUE Project Room
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, New York
Tickets $15/12



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Moby Dick: A New Oratorio

MATA Interval presents two rising stars of the new music scene in a modern oratorio inspired by Melville's Moby Dick. Composer collective West Fourth New Music Collective (W4) joins Contemporaneous, a New York-based new music ensemble, in the world premiere of Moby Dick: Extracts on Death and Other Curiosities on Friday, February 21 at 8:00 pm at Brooklyn's ISSUE Project Room.

Collaboratively written by composers and W4 co-founders Matt Frey, Tim Hansen, Molly Herron, and Ruben Naeff, the evening-length piece composes through Melville's novel, focusing on themes and events related to mortality, identity, and the hunt. Singers will include Lucy Dhegrae, Ariadne Greif, Charlotte Mundy and Sean Christensen. The music will be accompanied by abstract projections inspired by Rockwell Kent's illustrations to the 1930 Modern Library edition of Moby Dick, created by visual artist Andy Cahill.

The program will be performed without intermission and runs approximately an hour.

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Read this interview with the four composers on the MATA blog


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