Liquid Music 2016-17

A preview of the fifth season of Liquid Music, a concert series presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats.

       
     
Tunde Adebimpe: A Warm Weather Ghost (trailer)

A trailer showcasing music and animation from Tunde Adebimpe's upcoming world premiere, "A Warm Weather Ghost," copresented with Walker Art Center and The Current,

       
     
Poliça and stargaze: "How Is This Happening?"

An excerpt from the Polica and s t a r g a z e collaboration "Music for the Long Emergency". Recorded Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Fitzgerald Theater

       
     
Devendra Banhart and Friends: Wind Grove Mind Alone

On May 13 and 14, 2016, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and the Walker Art Center presented Devendra Banhart and Friends in a program entitled Wind Grove Mind Alone. Along with Banhart, the evenings featured unforgettable performances from Lucky Dragons, Jessica Pratt and Greata Morgan, Helado Negro, William Basinski, Rodrigo Amarante, Hecuba and Harold Budd. 

Artists: Devendra Banhart, Lucky Dragons, Jessica Pratt and Greta Morgan, Helado Negro, William Basinski, Devendra Banhart and Band, Rodrigo Amarante, Hecuba, and Harold Budd
Videography: Andy Underwood-Bultmann, Brian Dehler, Christian Jensen
Artist Portraits: Gene Pittman, Walker Art Center
Video editing: Andrew Nordstrum

       
     
Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet: No One Ever Does

On April 26, 2016 at the James J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul, Minnesota, Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet presented a program entitled No One Ever Does which included the Minnesota premiere of NGH WHT, a collaboration between Williams and composer Thomas Kessler, as well as world premieres by composers Ted Hearne and Jace Clayton, and Moonblood by Mario Dias de Leon. The performance was presented by The St Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and in partnership with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. 

Artists: Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet
Videography: Nathan Matson, Patrick Pehlham
Video editing: Kyle Kehrwald

       
     
Daniel Wohl: Holographic

On Feb 11, 2016 Daniel Wohl, Mantra Percussion and visual artist Daniel Schwarz performed Holographic, an album and multimedia performance series commissioned by The SPCO's Liquid Music, MASS MoCA, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Indianapolis Museum of Art. 

February 11, 2016
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Video by Nate Matson and Patrick Pelham
Edited by Patrick Pelham

       
     
Poliça & stargaze virtual residency (part 1)

Part 1 of a mini-documentary series following Liquid Music virtual residency artists Poliça and stargaze as they collaborate on a fall 2016 premiere performance. Co-presented by The Current.

       
     
Wye Oak and William Brittelle: Spiritual America

Wye Oak and William Brittelle: Spiritual America (WORLD PREMIERE)
With special guest Michi Wiancko
Copresented with the Walker Art Center
Sponsored by First & First

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Aria, Minneapolis

Videography: Spaces
Video editing: Justin Staggs, McNally Smith College of Music

       
     
Miranda Cuckson: Sun Propeller by Nina C. Young

Composer Nina C. Young discusses her contributions to violinist Miranda Cuckson’s Liquid Music performance on November 14, 2015 at Amsterdam Bar and Hall.

Nina on the Liquid Music Blog: 
http://liquidmusicseries.org/blog/nin...

For More info on Nina Young and Miranda Cuckson:

Miranda Cuckson:
http://www.mirandacuckson.com
Twitter:
@MirandaViolin

Nina Young:
http://ninacyoung.com
Twitter/Instagram:
@ComposerNina

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http://liquidmusicseries.org
Twitter: @LiquidMusicSPCO (http://twitter.com/LiquidMusicSPCO)
Instagram: @LiquidMusicSeries (http://instagram.com/liquidmusicseries)

       
     
Miranda Cuckson: Sound & Movement

Miranda Cuckson harnesses the physicality and unique technicalities of her repertoire to “go organically with what the music needs” making her, as Downbeat Magazine notes, “one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.”

More information on Miranda Cuckson:
http://www.mirandacuckson.com
Twitter:
@MirandaViolin

More information on Liquid Music:
http://liquidmusicseries.org
Twitter: @LiquidMusicSPCO (http://twitter.com/LiquidMusicSPCO)
Instagram: @LiquidMusicSeries (http://instagram.com/liquidmusicseries)

       
     
Liquid Music 2015-16

A preview of the fourth season of Liquid Music, a concert series presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats.

       
     
The Music of Bryce Dessner

Featuring, Bryce Dessner, Caroline Shaw, Richard Reed Parry, Buke & Gase, Benjamin Lanz, Quiet River of Dust, So Percussion, and the Minneapolis Music Company with conductor Mischa Santora

Thanks to our co-presenter, the Walker Art Center. 

Recorded: April 3-4, 2015 at the Walker Art Center

       
     
Helado Negro: Island Universe Story

Helado Negro: Island Universe Story
WORLD PREMIERE: March 21, 2015, Ordway Concert Hall
Presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series

Video editing by Justin Staggs (McNally Smith College of Music)
Videography by Ryan Melling and Eli Ljung
Audio by Performance Today (American Public Media)

       
     
Julia Holter & The Spektral Quartet: Behind The Wallpaper

Julia Holter & the Spektral Quartet
Feb 23, 2015, Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series

Video editing by Justin Staggs (McNally Smith College of Music)
Videography by Ryan Melling, Nate Matson, and Angela Matson
Audio by Performance Today (American Public Media)

       
     
Third Coast Percussions and Glenn Kotche: Wild Sound

Third Coast Percussions and Glenn Kotche: Wild Sound 
Oct 5, 2015, The Music Room at SPCO Center
Presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series

Video editing by Justin Staggs (McNally Smith College of Music)
Videography by Alec Schwandt
Audio by Performance Today (American Public Media)

       
     
Jherek Bischoff: Composed (Liquid Music Series)

Jherek Bischoff: Composed was presented by the SPCO's Liquid Music series and Walker Art Center 
Octotober 18, 2013 at the Historic Fitzgerald Theater
With special guests Olof Arnalds, Channy Leaneah, Sondre Lerche and Greg Saunier

Videography by Dan Huiting
Video and sound editing by Andrew Nordstrum
Audio recording by Minnesota Public Radio
"Counting" by Bob Lind, newly arranged by Jherek Bischoff