This February, composer Daniel Wohl and visual artist Daniel Schwarz spoke to us about their inspiration and collaborative process for Holographic, a multimedia work commissioned by Liquid Music, Baryshnikov Arts Center, MASS MoCA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul that seamlessly blended acoustic and electronic sounds. This highlight video, created by Patrick Pelham, includes excerpts from the performance at the Ordway Concert Hall featuring Mantra Percussion and Holographic String Quartet, alongside excerpts of the interviews with Schwarz and Wohl.
Holographic was released on New Amsterdam Records in January 2016.
And was documented at various junctures throughout last season.
A new orchestral arrangement of "Replicate (Part 2)" from Holographic will be premiered by the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl on September 8, 2016.
Third Angle New Music in Portland, Oregon just announced that they will present Holographic on January 20, 2017. Be sure to check it out if you are in the area.
"Source" from Holographic was selected for NPR's "100 Favorite Songs of 2016 (So Far)".
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This past season, Liquid Music joined forces with pioneering organizations MASS MoCA, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Film Society of Mpls-St. Paul in commissioning and presenting Holographic, a new album and performance series created by Paris-born composer Daniel Wohl. Critics have celebrated Wohl’s work as a “boldly surreal aural experience” (New York Times) and applauded his aptitude for crafting music that can “transport, unsettle and delight all at once" (NPR). Wohl’s sophomore album, produced by Paul Corley (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost, Tim Hecker) expands his lush sound world through collaborations with guest artists Lucky Dragons, Olga Bell, Caroline Shaw and ensembles Bang on a Can All-Stars, Mantra Percussion, Mivos Quartet and Iktus Percussion. For the Liquid Music iteration of Holographic (Feb 2016), Wohl called on the talents of Mantra Percussion and the Holographic String Quartet (featuring members of Flux Quartet and String Noise), blending the virtuosic talents of his performers and a newly commissioned visual component by artist Daniel Schwarz with rich electronic creations to bring his spellbinding multimedia work to life.