Friday 29 June 07:00pm

John Zorn Presents 

Women Visionaries: Inspirations from Hildegard von Bingen, Hilma af Klint, and Agnes Martin

Music by John Zorn


This show is part of Hildegard Month at National Sawdust, held throughout June to celebrate the essential contributions of women to music both past and present.
In celebration of National Sawdust’s inaugural Hildegard competition and June performance, John Zorn programs a trifecta of concerts celebrating the essential contributions of Women in the Arts.
This first concert presents three Zorn works inspired by the visionary artists Hildegard von Bingen, Agnes Martin and Hilma Af Klint. Die Traumdeutung was written for the upcoming Hilma Af Klint retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum this fall, and it receives its world premiere here. Also included is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice—The Holy Visions, a mystery play in 11 strophes inspired by the life and work of Hildegard von Bingen. To complete the program is a recording of Zorn’s hypnotic work Redbird, dedicated to the brilliant artist Agnes Martin. Specially curated images of Martin works will be projected in the performance space. We give special gratitude to this season’s official audio partner, Devialet for providing speakers to enhance this evening’s audience experience.

Die Traumdeutung (2017)
David Fulmer, violin
Steve Gosling, piano

The Holy Visions (2012)
Sarah Brailey, voice
Elizabeth Bates, voice
Eliza Bagg, voice
Rachel Calloway, voice
Kirsten Sollek, voice

Redbird (1995)
played off Devialet