Here and There 2020
Zeitgeist & No Exit Ensemble
Zeitgeist and No Exit New Music Ensemble continue our annual Here and There collaboration with virtual presentations from each ensemble, including Zeitgeist's production of Crocus Hill Ghost Story on Friday, Nov. 13, a performance by No Exit on Friday, Nov. 27, and a joint production in January 2021.
No Exit presents a stirring and evocative online concert à la miniature consisting of short works, about 5 minutes or less in duration, showcasing music by some of the most pioneering composers of the last 100 years.
Violinist Cara Tweed and cellist Nick Diodore will be performing Iannis Xenakis’ exquisitely savage Dhipli Zyia along with Kaija Sarriaho’s understated yet powerful Aure. Pianist Nicholas Underhill will give voice to György Ligeti’s otherworldly Arc-en-ciel as well as to Leo Ornstein’s violently rumbling 1918 masterpiece Suicide in an Airplane. Betsy Jolas’ sublimely expressive Episode Second: Ohne Worte and Charles Delaney’s bewitching …and the strange unknown flowers… will be performed by flutist Sean Gabriel.
Since it’s inception, No Exit’s mission has been to serve as an outlet for the commission and performance of contemporary avant-garde concert music. Now in their ninth season and with over fifty commissions to date, No Exit continues to promote the music of living composers and to be an impetus for the creation of new works. They create exciting, meaningful and thought-provoking programs with the philosophy of bringing the concert hall to the community, and by presenting programs in a manner which allows for audiences to connect with the experience.
Cleveland Classical praises Crocus Hill Ghost Story as "a highly immersive experience, and an impressive achievement." Read the review!
A macabre tale of a house possessed that is accompanied by a wildly evocative and colorful score, Crocus Hill Ghost Story explores the complex relationship between two longtime friends and the evolution of their relationship as they experience a haunting. Suitable for teenagers through adults.
Music by Julie Johnson • Story by Cheri Johnson
Sound Design by Eric M.C. Gonzalez
Performed by Zeitgeist
Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd, percussion
Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds; Jill Dawe, piano
KrisAnne Weiss, narration
Video by F I X Agency