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In Performance: American Modern Opera Company responds to ‘DEMENTED WORDS Jenny Holzer’

  • Invalid Date NaN Invalid Date NaN – Sat 10 September 2022
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Please join us for a musical performance by AMOC (American Modern Opera Company) inspired by Jenny Holzer’s long anticipated exhibition ‘DEMENTED WORDS’  at Hauser & Wirth in New York City.

“Many in the arts these days talk a big game about interdisciplinary collaboration, but few walk the walk like AMOC” – The New York Times

Spanning the entire first floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street location, AMOC will present a powerhouse lineup of performers: countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo; violinist Keir GoGwilt; cellist Coleman Itzkoff; bass-baritone Davóne Tines; and guest percussionist Sae Hashimoto.

The company will create an immersive concert experience around Holzer's most recent works, engaging with the artist's unique ability to harness the power of words.

This event is free, however, due to limited capacity, reservations are required.

Click here to register.

About Jenny Holzer  Jenny Holzer is an American conceptual and installation artist whose work deploys text in public spaces across an array of media, including electronic signs, carved stone, paintings, billboards and printed materials. Holzer’s oeuvre provokes public debate and illuminates social and political justice. Celebrated for her inimitable use of language and projects in the public sphere, Holzer creates a powerful tension between the realms of feeling and knowledge, with a practice that encompasses both individual and collective experiences of power and violence, vulnerability and tenderness.

About American Modern Opera Company The mission of AMOC, founded in 2017 by Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, is to build and share a body of collaborative work. As a group of dancers, singers, musicians, writers, directors, composers, choreographers and producers united by a core set of values, AMOC artists pool their resources to create new pathways that connect creators and audiences in surprising and visceral ways.

Most recently, AMOC served as Music Director for the 2022 Ojai Music Festival–the second ensemble and first explicitly interdisciplinary company to hold the position in OMF's 75-year history. Over the Festival's four days, AMOC offered 18 performances, eight world premieres, and six new theatrical productions. In July 2022, AMOC premiered a new production of Harawi at Festival d'Aix, an affecting interpretation of Olivier Messiaen’s song cycle that breaks open its explorations of love and death into a newly physicalized and theatrical dimension. AMOC’s 2022-2023 season will also see the world premiere of Bobbi Jene Smith’s Broken Theater, presented in partnership with New Dialect and Carolina Performing Arts; the New York premieres of Carolyn Chen’s How to Fall Apart and Anthony Cheung’s the echoing of tenses; and the world premiere of Comet Poppea at the Spoleto Festival USA, which includes an AMOC-commissioned opera by composer George Lewis.

For more information, visit (Instagram: @runningamoc).

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