KOEK Presents a Blindfolded Concert WITNESS, 3/22

Avant-garde sax and voice duo, KOEK, featuring soprano Aliana de la Guardia and saxophonist Kent O'Doherty, present a blindfolded concert entitled "WITNESS," on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8 p.m. in Gallery 263 at 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Admission is a $10 minimum donation and can be purchased online at www.koek.us/events or cash or card at the door.

This experimental program asks the audience to remain blindfolded for the duration of the concert and features new works for voice, sax and electronics by Marti Epstein (world premiere), Kent O'Doherty (world premiere), Hilary Tann, Lars Skoklund, and Orlando di Lasso. "It's not that we don't want anyone to look at us.

"We want to corral their focus to listening - true listening - not to sit back and wait for the music to entertain. We hope to have them actively searching for new sounds in the music; as well as our breath, the clicking of the keys on the saxophone, the turning of the page, the rustle of someone's clothes or program, our movements and murmuring as we prepare, anticipating what comes next." - Kent O'Doherty

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139

Duets by Orlando di Lasso
(Beatus Vir, Oculus Non Vidit, Qui Sequitur Me, Justi Tulerunt Spoglia, Serve Bone, and Sicut Rosa)

The Origin of Human Love by Marti Epstein (world premiere)
for soprano and saxophone

Atlas by Kent O'Doherty (world premiere)
for voice, alto-saxophone and electronics

Songs from the Cotton Grass by Hilary Tann
for voice and English horn or soprano saxophone

Haikus Before Sleep by Lars Skoklund
for soprano, alto-saxophone and electronics

Visit KOEK online for ticket purchase or for more info at www.koek.us. Learn about future programs by Liking KOEK on Facebook, or following them on Twitter and Instagram at @koekduo.

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