Bradley Wester

November 2013

The Day Before: November 21, 1963

Bradley Wester created a moving digital projection for the consummate composer, Eve Beglarian, that will act as visual counterpoint to a short piece called “Light Up Your Face” written for The Day Before: November 21, 1963, a special evening of short works presented by Symphony Space in New York on Friday Nov 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm. All works are created by over 60 Hermitage fellows—artists, composers, writers—specifically for this event. Beglarian and Wester first met as fellows at The Hermitage Artist Retreat. Other contributing artists include Nico Muhly, Craig Lucas, Bill Morrison, Phil Kline, Arthur Kopit, Bora Yoon, John Guare, Nathan Currier, Doug Cuomo, Lera Auerbach, Josip Novakovich, and Fang Man. Performers at Symphony Space include soprano Megan Weston, bass-baritone Robert Osborne, pianist Margaret Kampmeier, and actors BD Wong, Carson Grant, Olympia Dukakis, and Eisa Davis.

A longer version of  “Light Up Your Face” will be performed at ROULETTE in Brooklyn on Sunday November 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm: New York-based new chamber group loadbang will perform world premieres of music for the ensemble and electronics by Scott Worthington, Gary Philo, and Nate Wooley in addition to Eve Beglarian’s Island of the Sirens. They will then join forces with the ensemble BRIM to perform the music of Eve Beglarian.