May 20, 2016

Soluna Festival, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

ReMix: Orchestral Myth and Legend / 2016 Edition

Original Commission and Featured Artist Project
Video commission – Anton Ginzburg

May 20-21 | 2016

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces featured artists and original commissions for the second annual Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival, the theme of which is Myth & Legend. The festival will debut installations and works by artists Mai-Thu Perret and Anton Ginzburg, as well as an opening performance piece by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer and Pharrell Williams.

Presented in collaboration with the Dallas Arts District and a number of prominent Dallas-based cultural institutions, including the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Contemporary, the three-week long festival will be anchored by a series of orchestral and chamber music performances by the DSO, led by legendary conductor Jaap van Zweden.

Karina Canellakis conducts a program of evocative and colorful orchestral gems to ignite the imagination and transport listeners to faraway lands.

New York-based artist Anton Ginzburg will present a new video Turo set to the live performances of Jean Sibelius’s symphonic poem Pohjola’s Daughter and Richard Wagner’s Waldweben (Forest Murmurs) from Siegfried.

Turo will be set to two pieces of classical music that will be performed live: Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter and Wagner Waldweben(Forest Murmurs). Both pieces engage with nature and northern mythologies. They represent Romantic sensibilities of the time in foresight of modernity. In Pohjola’s Daughter travel becomes a symbolic experience, where the measure of time is the mystical instant. Forest murmurs portrays the forest as a synthesis of poetic, visual and musical. Wagner wrote that the highest task of architecture is to frame—in my videos I explore the vestiges of the Constructivist architecture, as a transcended landscape and an archive of modern mythologies, conflicts, and utopias. Its fragmentary and “ruined” status exists on the threshold of sleeping and waking, fiction and documentation. Modernity both reveals and is revealed by drawing attention to its construction, accompanied by the intensity of the musical Romantic reflection.