ARCHITECT: A Chamber Opera Inspired by the Life and Work of Louis Kahn

May 04, 2013

(Jenny Kallick, USA, 2012, HD, 63 min)

Pre-screening introduction and conversation with Rebecca Brown and Anthony Pellecchia at 4:30pm!

There’s music in the spaces Louis Kahn designed; just as, in his words, “to hear a sound is to see a space.” ARCHITECT steps into the late Kahn’s designs through video clips, still shots and watercolor paintings, and floods them with the twists and turns of a chamber opera inspired by his work. Combining the ideas of electro-acoustic musician John Downey, Jr., music professor Jenny Kallick and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan, the opera takes a journey independent from what we see on the screen while hinting at a story of Kahn’s visions, trials, and victories.

>> Join us at 4:30pm for a pre-screening conversation with Rebecca Brown and Anthony Pellecchia, local authors, architects and educators.

>> Part of our series The Built World, co-presented with ARCADE and sponsored by AIA Seattle.

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