Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…

Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present… is a curatorial team dedicated to creating memorable audience experiences through multiform collaborative practices and vivaciousness. The voice/saxophone programs produced through their partnership have been lauded as “a fresh look at what it means to be artists in the 21st century.”

Black Meridian is a theatrical recital of new music for voice, saxophone, and electronics centered upon black holes and the relativity of spacetime. These interrelated subjects are explored both literally and metaphorically, weaving a narrative of loss, boundaries, forbidden knowledge, and transgression through video projections, spoken word, stage motion, and six newly commissioned pieces by diverse composers (in addition to three extant compositions).


Part One: Event Horizon

Prelude: Once Upon Another Time — Sara Bareilles
Bright Star III — Michael Oberhauser*
Vanishing Act — Jamie Leigh Sampson*
Interlude: Mysteria — MIATp/Andrew Rodriguez*
The Clockmaker’s Doll —Mara Gibson*
Dark Star — Garrett Schumann*
||: Pop, Chew, Swallow :|| — Neil Anderson-Himmelspach*

Part Two: Singularity

ein ton. eher kurz. sehr leise. — Antoine Beuger
Postlude: Outside of Space and Time — David Byrne & St. Vincent

* composed for MIATp

To find out more about Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present… and to book Black Meridian please visit miatp.com.

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