On Saturday, April 13,2019 Chris Strouth’s Paris1919 are doing a performance of “…For Now.” Their critically acclaimed multi-dimensional symphony that first premiered in 2018’s Art-A-Whirl. “… For Now” is about life in the right now, it is about sorrow, it is about loss, it is about fear, its about violence and death, and t is about finding peace and faith in this often freighting world.
We live in weird times, a time when for a lot of people nothing feels quite right, school shootings, mall shootings, house of worship shootings, a fear of violence and misunderstanding that seem to blanket the world right now. “… For Now is just a small call to the universe for mercy, or at least a bit of understanding and compassion. A not so silent prayer to try and find peace, and some beauty in turbulent times. And an understanding that all things are temporary, yet it is circumstance like these that truly define who we are, and what we will become.”
“…For Now” is performed by Paris1919 featuring: Strouth (conductor, electronics), Randall Davidson, (Cello) Drew Miller, (Bass) Timothy Sean Ritter (electronics), and Mykl Westbrooks (guitar), and master engineer David J. Russ, joined by Michelle Kinney Cellist, and a choir led by master vocalist Natalie Nowytski, projection work from maestro of visual phantasmagoria Tony Biele, With a special opening prelude by Matt Rahaim a Hindustani vocalist and a few others surprises yet to be mentioned.
This is a one-of-a-kind performance that mixes music with the visual in one of the most beautiful and inspiring buildings in the Twin Cities. Christ Church is a mid-century masterpiece was designed by Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen and a truly awe inspiring space to be in.
This event is all ages, and free of charge, though donations are accepted and appreciated!
Presented by Music at Christ Church and Music for Buildings (formerly Avant Music in Churches)
A new work by Paris1919
Directed by Chris Strouth
Presented by Music at Christ Church and Music for Buildings
Saturday May 19, 2018
The first in a series of concerts of “Ambient Music in Churches” in the Twin Cites, the first one takes place on Saturday May 19, @ 10 PM During Art- A-Whirl at St. Boniface Church in Nordeast Minneapolis. it will be a premier of a new work by Chris Strouth, performed by Paris1919 called “Prayer for Now”. more details will be posted in the coming weeks.