LOS ANGELES – On June 3, 2023, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts’ center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles, presents Music for Transitions from New York-based composer inti figgis-vizueta.
Called “intense” with a “sense of true dramatic stakes” by The New York Times, figgis-vizueta writes magically real music through the lens of personal identities, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools—in Chocolate City (Washington, D.C.)—with direct Andean and Irish heritage and a deep connection to the land.
In Music for Transitions, she is joined by collaborators, including cellist/composer Andrew Yee and violist Nadia Sirota, to present a program featuring new arrangements of previous remote works, a newly co-composed piece for soloists and string quartet, and works by her contemporaries including Leilehua Lazilotti, Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, and Andrew Yee.
About the Artist:
inti figgis-vizueta (born 1993) is a New York-based composer who captures the sounds of the magically real, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools—in Chocolate City (Washington, D.C.)—with direct Andean and Irish heritage and a deep connection to the land. figgis-vizueta is the recipient of the National Sawdust Hildegard Award, The ASCAP Foundation Fred Ho Award, and fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the American Composers Orchestra. This year’s projects include Amaru for cellist Jay Campbell with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, music by yourself for Kronos Quartet, Seven Sides of Fire for Attacca Quartet with the American Composers Orchestra, Earths to Come for Roomful of Teeth with animator Rose Bond, and hushing for Adam Tendler’s Inheritances project, among others.
Upcoming projects include new works for the Kronos Quartet, Cramer Quartet, The Rhythm Method, Ensemble Reflektor with Podium Esslingen, and Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall.
TICKETS & INFORMATION:
inti figgis-vizueta: Music for Transitions
Saturday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. (in-person and streaming)
$25 for General admission ($15 virtual)
$20 for REDCAT members and students ($12 virtual)
$13 for CalArts students, faculty and staff ($8 virtual)
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