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SF Premiere "Achilles Dreams Of Ebbets Field"
December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kathy gives the west coast premiere of Dylan Mattingly’s epic “Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field.” This two-hour piece is in 24 movements, alternating trance-like, reflective, joyful, tumultuous, mournful, and celebratory moods.
From the composer:
“For hundreds of years, bards would travel the Aegean and sing from memory the 15,693 lines of the Iliad. Each time the story might change a little bit depending on the bard’s surroundings and memory. With thousands of years between us and then, uncountable waves on the shore, a speckling across the universe of momentary loves and victories and breakfasts and hands running through hair, I wonder what the Iliad in which I find myself might look like — evolved in some cases like fish on land and in others torn asunder like the endless reconfiguration of the continents, or perhaps transformed like the green Sahara only 10,000 years ago. These are the days I’ve grown up in — from the divine intervention in a walk-off home run to the rivergods in the Hudson to the soft breathing of someone sleeping beneath the window.” – Dylan Mattingly