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Ensemble 451 presents: MEGURI
The Center for Arts at the Armory Cafe
Somerville, MA
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Ensemble 451 presents: MEGURI
Classical Café
Ensemble 451 presents: MEGURI
January 31, 2012, 7:30pm
Arts at the Armory Café
General Admission: $20, Students: $10

Orlando Cela, Flute
Mana Washio, Flute

- Itinerant

"Meguri" is not just a regular concert, but a live-music documentary about composers today and how their work has been influenced by their travels from and to Asia.  "Meguri," translated as "Itinerant," means to go somewhere and then return, and was inspired by Toru Takemitsu's piece with the same title, written to the memory of Japanese-American architect Isamu Noguchi.

Through "Meguri," audiences are introduced to new music through the use of real-time video.  Works by composers of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, American, and other origins are performed while simultaneously, in the background, movies are shown which present paintings, poetry, the inspiration behind the work, or other media which the composers themselves have provided.

In between the works, interviews with the composers are played to offer the audience a chance to see and hear the creator of the piece, and to hear, from the composers themselves, facts about their origin, their influences, and their views.

"Meguri" hopes to be a bridge between contemporary music and the audience, a direct link between creation and creator, and a glimpse into how a shrinking world affects our cultures.

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The Center for Arts at the Armory Cafe (View)
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
United States


Music > Classical

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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