Past Perfect

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

On Thursday, April 11, the 21st annual MATA Festival opens with Past Perfect, a triptych of intimate works that use dis- and re-embodied voices to reflect how our choices define us.  Cellist John Popham joins the Bennardo-Larson Duo to animate haunting works by Julie Herndon (You Can Only) and Matt Evans (Still Life 1a+1b) framing Dutch composer Thomas Bensdorp’s revealing personal drama Family Plot for video and automated music boxes. This cathartic evening demonstrates that even in the face of absence, individual voices maintain their power.


Thursday, April 11

8PM at the The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC

Matt Evans (USA) Still Life (No. 1a + No. 1b) (2014)
Julie Herndon (USA) You Can Only (2017) New York Premiere
Thomas Bensdorp (Netherlands) Family Plot (2013) US Premiere

Bennardo-Larson Duo
Maya Bennardo, violin
Karl Larson, piano

John Popham, cello