“[Luosha Fang] proved her full range - technically, expressively, and with a great sense of uncovering for the listener why this music is important.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

 The festival ends with a celebration of Ligeti that juxtaposes the magisterial with the minute, featuring San Francisco’s premier new music chorus, Volti. Trace the vast range of Ligeti’s influences from 15th-century choral music to California minimalism by the Bay Area’s own Terry Riley. Become a performer in our participatory adaptation of Ligeti’s mind-blowing Poéme Symphonique for mobile phone metronomes. Volti ends the festival with the otherworldly soundscape of Lux Aeterna, which some may recognize from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey


Johannes Ockeghem: Marian Motets for a cappella chorus

György Ligeti: Sonata for Viola

Ligeti: Poéme Symphonique, adapted for mobile phone metronomes

Lukas Ligeti: Excerpts from Time for violin and piano

Terry Riley: Keyboard Study No. 2 for solo piano

György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna for a cappella chorus

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