About This Program

Marrying emotional intensity with musical virtuosity, guitarist/composer/electronic music artist Rafiq Bhatia mixes contemporary sound art with high-energy improvisation. Breaking English, Bhatia’s latest work, is transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by Minneapolis-based visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. Ian Chang opens the evening with an exacting and propulsive set of solo works for electronic percussion.

“Bhatia’s music signals freedom… the sounds Bhatia makes with his Telecaster feel profuse, immersive and immense.” —Washington Post

Liquid Music

This event is part of the SPCO's boundary-defying Liquid Music concert series.
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Walker Art Center

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


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