Three composers, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, and Milica Paranosic, take Kandinsky’s book of woodcuts and prose from 1912 using four colors — black, white, blue and red — and specific woodcuts as an inspiration for a music/movement/film collaboration.
Muhly’s world explores the sound of silence, the colors of black and white, told through music and photography manipulated by filmmaker Maro Valentin.
Prestini’s Sounds is a mediation on the meaning and implications of blue, red, black, and white in our society. Through the personification of each color, new perspectives on race, love, and the difficulties of connection in the era of extreme communication are uncovered.
Paranosic’s Sounds addresses the balance between collective identities and individualism, expressed through largely choral sections of music, movement, and film.