French Institute Alliance Française
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, New York, NY
Commissions by Whitney Live in collaboration with French Institute Alliance Française
Featuring composers Missy Mazzoli, Tamar Muskal, Tender Forever, and Du Yun
Whitney Live, in collaboration with French Institute Alliance Française, presents four young composers in dialogue with pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy Blaché as part of the Whitney Museum retrospective of her career. Du Yun, Missy Mazzoli, Tamar Muskal, and Tender Forever each find common ground with the work of this unique figure in early cinema and shed a contemporary light on Guy Blaché’s legacy. These four composers each possess an extraordinary vision and a promising record of original work. Whether writing for orchestras, chamber ensembles, or solo performer, each one pushes the boundaries of contemporary composition in an innovative, singular way.
Whitney Live has commissioned scores for suites of short films by Guy Blaché, which will be presented during the exhibition as well as recorded and screened in the Museum. As part of the collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Française the performances and screenings will be presented during the Crossing the Line festival in September 2009.
Tickets: $20; $15 for FIAF and Whitney Members
Information: fiaf.org | (212) 355 6160