When: Mon., May 18, 7:30 p.m. 2015
In its 25 years as an ensemble, SOLI has never shied from adding new elements — musical or otherwise — to shake up typical expectations of the chamber music concert experience. Even then, its 2014-15 season closer Experience seems a step beyond. Billed as a “multi-media sight-and-sound experience,” the program looks to supplement the quartet’s forward-thinking set of six original compositions with projections, live electronic and silent film elements. The six original works featured in Experience each feature a pairing of composer and visual artist. Perhaps most notable of these collaborations is that of San Antonio-based media artist Gary Wise and recently commissioned SOLI composer Pierre Jalbert. Their work, titled Street Antiphons, looks to set Jalbert’s highly rhythmic score with Wise’s immersive visuals, which will be projected throughout the concert space.