Spiritual America debuts at the Annenberg Theater with world premiere works performed by a hand-picked group of top post-genre multi-instrumentalists. Curated by Infinite Palette (Kate Nordstrum of Liquid Music, William Brittelle of New Amsterdam Records, and LA-based composer Daniel Wohl) Spiritual America represents an exciting new direction in programming for the Palm Springs Art Museum.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
- PRE-CONCERT RECEPTION
- 7pm, Elrod Sculpture Garden
- CONCERT: SPIRITUAL AMERICA
- New electro-acoustic art songs by William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli and Daniel Wohl
- 8pm, Annenberg Theatre
“William Brittelle is creating a body of work that has no precedent... one of the most promising heirs of the vital American maverick tradition.” —Classical TV
“Aggressive and gorgeous.” —NPR on the music of Daniel Wohl
“One of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York." —The New York Times on Missy Mazzoli
Developed in partnership with Infinite Palette, this program includes a fluid, integrated set of music that is both boundary-less and overtly emotional. Spiritual America explores diverse notions of transcendence against the backdrop of the stunning California desert. Focusing on the intersection of experimentalism, meditation, land art and sacred music, the project seeks to move beyond genre constrictions into a world of unique and highly personal musical visions reflective of our complex age. The presentation will feature world premiere pieces and arrangements performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalists, as well as new video installations and sight-specific auxiliary events.
With Michi Wiancko (violin), Paul Wiancko (cello), Eliza Bagg (vocals), Missy Mazzoli (electronics, keyboard), Aaron Roche (guitar, vocals), Daniel Wohl (electronics), William Brittelle (electronics, keyboard), Matt Cook (percussion) and Scott Worthington (bass).
- SPIRITUAL AMERICA AFTER PARTY WITH GUEST DJ HELADO NEGRO
- 10pm, Ace Hotel Palm Springs
Join Infinite Palette, the Palm Springs Art Museum and special guests for an after party sponsored by Ace Hotel Palm Springs.
$55 Premium Seating ($50 Palm Springs Art Museum Member)
$250 VIP (March 1-3 events) *
* VIP/SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- SPIRITUAL AMERICA ARCHITECTURE + MUSIC
- March 1, 5:30-7:30pm, Chino Canyon
Special Event ticket holders are invited to a private event in collaboration with Infinite Palette featuring new chamber music by Spiritual America composers William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli and Daniel Wohl, intimately performed against the San Jacinto Mountains. Prior to the performance guests will have the unique opportunity to tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs' last hillside development, The Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades, including Al Beadle House 1 and the O'Donnell House.
Presented in partnership with Palm Springs Life, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of F10 Creative.
- DESERT WALK
- March 3, 10am
The museum will partner with Desert X to offer an immersive outdoor component to the Spiritual America program. Participate in an artist-guided walk at one of the Desert X sites. Meeting location to be communicated via individual invitations
VIP package also includes pre-performance reception, special seating for the Annenberg Theater Spiritual America performance, and Ace Hotel after party with guest DJ Helado Negro.