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NOVEMBER 30, 2018: Kate Soper's Voices From the Killing Jar with Talea Ensemble

  • Americas Society 680 Park Avenue New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)

Lucy joins Talea Ensemble for a concert featuring a world premiere by David Adamcyk, and Kate Soper's Voices from the Killing Jar

"In Voices from the Killing Jar, which was written between 2010 and 2012 for the Wet Ink Ensemble ... women in fraught circumstances take the focus in an eight-movement work that is dark, wild, and captivating.

In her 98-page dissertation on the work, Soper explains 'a killing jar is a tool used by entomologists to kill butterflies and other insects without damaging their bodies.' Through Soper's acrobatic soprano solo, accompanied by athletic instrumental parts and plenty of electronics, the piece lets us in on seven women – each in their own killing jars of various types ('hopeless situations, impossible fantasies...') – as well as the keepers of those jars. We see a Murakami character, Lady Macduff and Daisy Buchannan, to name just a few embattled heroines. 'We don't know how all their stories end,' says the composer, but 'four will eventually die violently.' " Read more here