October 28, 2014 / 7:30pm
American Irish Historical Society / 991 Fifth Avenue NYC


Scar Arias

A salon-style concert of poetry and sound

Mellissa Hughes, Soprano
Kristin Lee, Violin
Karen Kim, Violin
Caitlin-Mary Lynch, Viola
Rubin Kodheli, Cello
Lance Suzuki, Flute
Nick Gallas, Clarinet
Adrian Morejon, Bassoon
Britton Matthews, Percussion
Jacqui Kerrod, Harp
Du Yun, Voice / Electronics
Oja Gjeilo, Improvisations / Keys
Christopher Cahill, Poet
Ricardo Romaneiro, Composer / Live Electronics
Andrew Cyr, Conductor / Artistic Director


On the Program

Open Improvisations
With guest artists Du Yun, Ola Gjeilo, Rubin Kodheli, and Jacqui Kerrod.

Ricardo Romaneiro: Scar Arias
World Premiere. For flute, clarinet, bassoon, harp, percussion, string quartet, and soprano.


About the Concert

Join Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director / Conductor Andrew Cyr for "Scar Arias", an intimate Salon style concert featuring a unique blend of electro-acoustic music, poetry, and cuisine in an historic townhouse setting.

"Scar Arias" is a five-song cycle work by composer Ricardo Romaneiro for chamber ensemble, electronics, and written for soprano Mellissa Hughes with words by Christopher Cahill. Electronic ambient soundscapes orchestrated and mixed with acoustic instruments weaves the listener on a kaleidoscopic and contemplative journey of sound and poetry. Fluid vocals lines are embellished by musical tone paintings through live electronic manipulations of the voice.

Wine reception to follow accompanied by a truly unique culinary experience. Seeking to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients in cooking, chefs Dain Lee and Boy Sumran will take their inspiration from the musical soundscapes and textures of "Scar Arias".