MIATp is an avant-pop band making voice/saxophone/electronic sound worlds that are ancient and futuristic, funky and fragile. MIATp (AKA Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…) had its roots as a contemporary classical duo but now combine experimental music, multiple pop genres, and theatre. With influences ranging from Björk to Sun Ra to Ligeti, MIATp shows have been praised as “a fresh look at what it means to be artists in the 21st century.” Microtones, hip hop beats, prog rock, jazz, silences, heavy metal – anything is possible at an MIATp show.
Black Meridian is a theatrical recital of new music for voice, saxophone, and electronics. The show takes as its central theme the distortion of space and time around the presence of black holes; a metaphor is drawn between this astonishing cosmic phenomenon and the inevitable tragedy of relationships marred by miscommunication and disastrous personal choices.
Part One: Event Horizon
Prelude: Once Upon Another Time — Sara Bareilles
Constant — Jeremy Valley & Alan Theisen*
Quand le bleu rencontre le vert — Scott Johnson*
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
Exit music designed and produced by The Faux.