La Prose du Transsibérien

A multimedia concert reading of Blaise Cendrars' modernist poem of the same title, printed in 1913 in the form of an accordion book with illuminations by the painter Sonia Delaunay. The book was claimed to be the first simultaneous art work, in which color and word were to be absorbed as one and the same. The projections created a visual score that became intertwined with the music and text. Set to the original composition by Matthew Suttor, based on a translation by Timothy Young.

Directed by Liz Diamond; featuring actor Max Gordon Moore and the Jasper String Quartet with clarinetist Ashley William Smith

Lights: Yi Zhao, Sound: Liz Atkinson
Performed at the Off-Broadway Theatre in New Haven in October 2013

Photos: Yi Zhao

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