James McVinnie and Darkstar

 James McVinnie

James McVinnie

World premiere, Liquid Music commission
Sponsored by Jon Oulman

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8pm (purchase tickets)
Northrop, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

“McVinnie’s performances were — musically, technically and in his careful colourations — immaculate.” — Los Angeles Times
 Darkstar

Darkstar

One of the world’s most sought-after organists, James McVinnie’s boundless approach to music has led him to collaborations with a wide variety of artists across musical genres such as Nico Muhly, Squarepusher, Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) and Oneohtrix Point Never. McVinnie will be joined by London based electronics duo Darkstar for a full evening of new music for electronics and organ performed on Northrop Auditorium’s spectacular refurbished Aeolian-Skinner organ. McVinnie and Darkstar will explore how synthesis techniques from electronic music can be applied to the organ, using functionality, subtlety, automation and performance to create an unheard and truly immersive sonic experience that evolves through Darkstar’s electronic alchemy and McVinnie’s rare versatility on the organ.

Tickets: $30 ($25 Liquid Music subscribers, free for children ages 6-17 and students)

Tickets can be purchased at northrop.umn.edu, in person at the Northrop box office, or by phone at 612.624.2345.