Anonymous 4 - Love Fail
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Anonymous 4's pure vocal unison offers nothing short of an ethereal experience—which perhaps explains the group's perpetual position at the top of NPR and Billboard's classical music charts.
To honor this beloved quartet's commitment to medieval music, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and UI alumnus David Lang created lovefail, a rewriting of Tristan and Isolde's tragic love story.
The program is interleaved with settings of Lang's own texts, Richard Wagner's libretto, and stories by MacArthur Prize-winning author Lydia Davis to create a night of musical, literary,
and historical scholarship that offers a captivating, modern take on the love stories of old.
Co-Commissioned by Hancher andBrooklyn Academy of Music 2012 Next Wave Festival, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven CT, The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and Wake Forest University / Secrest Artists Series