The “superb” (Time Out New York) Ensemble Linea, under the direction of Jean-Philippe Wurtz, travels from Strasbourg to make its MATA Festival debut with an evening that celebrates transcendence. Highlighting the night will be two MATA-commissions: Weijun Chen’s Dancer, an elegant meditation on the moment when practice becomes art, and Yair Klartag’s revelatory There’s no end of void. The program begins with Michelle Agnes Magalhaes’ cosmic Mobile for prepared piano, and falls back to earth with Scott Wollschleger’s America, a commentary on the post-suburban commercial landscape. Linea continues with the sonic camouflage of Zeno Baldi’s Mimo, the fissured lines and aural illusions of Arash Yazdani’s Demodulation, and the untraversed landscapes of the Turkish composer Utku Asoruglu.
For more information on the whole festival: http://matafestival.org/mata-festival/2016-mata-festival/