Three years ago, renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov sat down on a park bench in Tel Aviv to read David Grossman’s "Falling Out of Time." Part play, part poem, part fable, the book narrates a journey “out of time” as parents grieve the death of their child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name.
Golijov’s exquisite and nuanced interpretation of the story portrays a musical, mythical walk that traverses vast and varied emotional landscapes to finally arrive at a place where breathing is again possible. Drawing on Grossman’s powerful text, Golijov has conceived this song cycle for 13 artists of the Silkroad Ensemble, the collective whose delicacy of musical expression he describes as like “a harp of a thousand hairs.” The piece is scored for three voices, electronics, string quintet, kemanche, percussion, pipa, sheng and trumpet.
Join us for an immersive conversation about "Falling Out of Time," with Here & Now co-host Robin Young, alongside Golijov and artists from Silkroad. This event will feature excerpts of the work performed by the Silkroad Ensemble.
General Admission: $15.00
Student: $5.00 (must present a student ID at check-in to be admitted entry)