Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, with Liturgy and CalArts’ Sonic Boom dir. Ulrich Krieger: 'Origin of the Alimonies '

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, with Liturgy and CalArts’ Sonic Boom dir. Ulrich Krieger: 'Origin of the Alimonies '

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REDCAT

Los Angeles premiere

Origin of the Alimonies is a multidisciplinary opera by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the founder of Liturgy, the “transcendental black metal” band which The New York Times praised as “hungry for other musical languages, devouring them and putting them to work.” The opera, which collides metal, classical, and trap music, is a meditation on the origin of all things. It follows OIOION and SHEYMN, a pair of divine beings whose thwarted love tears a wound from which civilization is generated, producing the Four Alimonies of the intelligible universe and the task of collective emancipation. This performance, the prologue to a multi-part opera cycle titled OIOION, will feature video, choreographed movement and a twenty-piece amplified chamber orchestra comprising Liturgy and the Sonic Boom ensemble. To  begin, Sonic Boom will perform an excerpt from "The Integration of JC Meyers" by Echo Rose. 

Curated and produced by Lauren Pratt and the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts.