No Exit’s Year of Surreality – Surrealist Games (Fall 2023)

“As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.” This is a line taken from Comte de Lautréamont’s 1869 Les Chants de Maldoror. It became a touchstone for the Surrealists, a perfect expression of their aesthetic. In the words of Max Ernst it was, “a linking of two realities that by all appearances have nothing to link them, in a setting that by all appearances does not fit them.” Through this uncanny and utterly illogical juxtaposition, the very foundation of our preconditioned perception of reality is challenged.

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Program

Fable of the Ants (2023) “World Premiere”
Ray McNiece (b.1960)

Memory Piece 1 after Chopin’s Minute Waltz “World Premiere”
anonymous 1

Backwards Addict (2023) “World Premiere”
James Praznik (b.1985)

Conspiracy (2023) “World Premiere”
Raja Freeman (b.1998)

End Gaze (2023) “World Premiere”
Adam Roberts (b.1980)

Intermission

Memory Piece 2 after Chopin’s Minute Waltz “World Premiere”
anonymous 2

cherries fall (2023) “World Premiere”
Maya Bennardo (b.1989)

The Heart’s (2023) “World Premiere”
Ray McNiece (b.1960)

Dinactic Perplaxity Ritual (2023) “World Premiere”
Timothy Beyer (b.1970)

Memory Piece 3 after Chopin’s Minute Waltz “World Premiere”
anonymous 3

Review

November 16, 2023

No Exit: “Surreal Games” (Oct. 14)
by Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com