“With a background in classical piano and a love for everything electronic, Bell’s music is her own confection—a world of layered beats, swirling synth textures, and sometimes poppy, sometimes haunting, but always beautiful vocals.” —The Consequence of Sound
From ancient folk traditions to modern pop music, Origin/Outcome is a celebration of the hot-blooded human vernacular—the music to which we dance, eat, grieve, and revel. Hailed by the New York Times as a “powerful [new music] advocate,” Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based composer/performer Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors) unfolds a two-part evening of compelling new sounds featuring respected vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Angel Deradoorian (former Dirty Projectors) as well as Twin Cities– and Brooklyn-based musicians (including Bryan Nichols and Grey McMurray), and dazzling projections by video artist Alejandro Crawford (MGMT).
The evening begins with an intimate collaborative set by Bell and Deradoorian, followed by the world premiere of Bell’s nine-movement song cycle Krai, a richly imagined sonic love letter to her Russian homeland. Together these works create an evocative mosaic of past and present, of intimacy and sprawling landscapes, serving the Twin Cities community with the freshest vision from a singular voice in the world of contemporary music.
Copresented with the SPCO’s Liquid Music series and the American Composers Forum.