KING OF THAT ALSO is a dynamic interplay of music, text, and visual projections—it’s a game of telephone in which a single idea is passed from artist to artist.
The central piece of King of that Also is a a new, 25-minute work called work called “Music for a Wedding.” For this piece, composer JOHN WEST set texts by GALEN BEEBE and Lauren Clark to music for soprano voice, baroque violin, recorder, clavicytherium, and basso continuo. The texts navigate relationships, circling weddings and funerals and investigating what it means to engage in union. Accompanying the music is a performance of analog light projections by FONTAINE CAPEL, which respond to and illustrate the themes the songs explore.
Presented by ETC. GALLERY, King of That Also premiered at the Baroque Room in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has been screened and performed in New York, New York, and Chicago, Illinois. Etc. Gallery Press also produced a limited-run chapbook featuring poems and texts from the concert.