ONE NIGHT ONLY: “Open Air” is an original multimedia performance that imagines the earliest sounds made by humans and integrates them into dreamlike images drawn from the natural world. Did those sounds form the scales of the music we know or did they originate instead in the places where the fingers of an ancient musician fell upon a fragment of bone, prompting him to carve sounding holes there? And what of the musician’s world? Did it resemble what we see and contemplate around us when no evidence of the present is in view?
Composed by Kurt Stallmann with video by Alfred Guzzetti and featuring Eric Mandat, this performance is preceded by a screening of “Time Present” (2013), a meditation on the fleeting experiences of the present moment, and followed by a Q&A with the artists. Learn more about Open Air in an introductory video.