Composed | Bryce Dressner
Libretto | Korde Tuttle
Directed | Keneza Schaal
Music Direction| Brad Wells
Technical Direction | Aren Carpenter
From BAM — Situated somewhere between erotic heat and cool classicism, the work of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe obliterates the high-low divide, exploding classical conceptions of beauty. Fueled by a lifelong fascination with the artist’s transgressive, sacred-profane vision, composer Bryce Dessner (The National), in collaboration with Korde Arrington Tuttle, designer Carlos Soto, video designer Simon Harding, and director Kaneza Schaal (JACK &, 2018 Next Wave), invites us to experience these arresting images anew. Featuring photographic projections and a new score by Dessner—performed by the daring eight-person vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and a chamber orchestra—Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) examines how we look and are looked at, bringing us face to face with our innermost desires, fears, and humanity.
San Francisco Classical Voice | https://www.sfcv.org/event/los-angeles-philharmonic/bryce-dessners-triptych-eyes-of-one-on-another