About This Program

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 live. Hailed in The New York Times as a “powerful [new music] advocate", 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 deVon Gray 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.

Co-presented with the Walker Art Center and American Composers Forum

Please note: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Featured Artists

Olga Bell, Angel Deradoorian and *Alejandro Crawford *

Liquid Music Series

This event is part of a boundary-defying new concert series presented by The SPCO. Learn more and buy this event as part of the Liquid Music Series.

Angel Deradoorian


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