In his world premiere, the Contemporaneous-commissioned work Beauty in Breathing, Brooklyn-based composer Albert Behar
(b. 1991) uses a device invented by his grandfather to amplify his heartbeats and measure his breathing, providing a live pulse for the piece and a feed for a video projection. The composer himself sings with the ensemble and vocalists Lucy Dhegrae, Margaret Dudley and Sean Christensen in this new exploration of the physical and mental sides of breathing.
Featuring a world premiere work by Behar and music by Samuel Carl Adams MAT '10 and Dylan Mattingly '14