Hailed by the New York Times as a “powerful [new music] advocate,” Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based composer/performer and Olga Bell unfolds a two-part evening of compelling new sounds featuring respected vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Angel Deradoorian (former Dirty Projectors) as well as Twin Cities– and Brooklyn-based musicians (including Bryan Nichols and Grey McMurray), and dazzling projections by video artist Alejandro Crawford (MGMT). From ancient folk traditions to modern pop music, Origin/Outcome is a celebration of the hot-blooded human vernacular—the music to which we dance, eat, grieve, and revel. The evening begins with an intimate collaborative set by Bell and Deradoorian, followed by the world premiere of Bell’s nine-movement song cycle and album Krai, a richly imagined sonic love letter to her Russian homeland, which will be released on New Amsterdam Records in 2014. The event will be held on February 13, 2014, 8pm at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. It is co-presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series, the American Composers Forum, and with additional presentation support from New Amsterdam Presents.
Stay tuned for further details on Krai, including a preview track and record release show details.