New Work by Laura Steenberge
Southland Ensemble concludes it’s 2017/18 season with the premiere of a new work by LA-based composer Laura Steenberge:
Byzantine Rites is a new collection of pieces in which chant-inspired musical textures accompany actions performed with household objects. The title speaks in part to the borrowing of fragments of medieval Byzantine chants to form the musical materials, and in part to the use of Byzantine to refer to unnecessarily complicated procedures.
This concert is presented in conjunction with the Dog Star 14th annual festival of experimental music.