Seven Pillars NYC Premiere
April 7, 2022
8:00 pm
New York City
Baryshnikov Arts Center
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April 7-8, 8:00pm.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a lush, brooding celebration of noise,” Andy Akiho’s Seven Pillars is his most ambitious project to date. Nominated for a Grammy Award for best classical composition and best chamber music performance, the work is structured as a large-scale palindrome and consists of seven ensemble movements and one solo movement for each member of Sandbox Percussion. Michael Joseph McQuilken’s lighting scheme reinforces the work’s form throughout the live performance. Performed by Sandbox, this evening-length work is the largest-scale chamber music work that Akiho has written and that Sandbox has commissioned. Akiho and Sandbox’s collaboration for Seven Pillars has spanned the past eight years.