The Art Institute of Chicago
June 3, 2012
Claire Chase, solo flute
The Art Institute of Chicago commissioned a new work for Chase in January 2012 by the Chicago-based Brazilian composer and longtime collaborator Marcos Balter. The piece, scored for solo flutist doubling a virtuoso vocal part (from Dante’s Canto Paradiso), is inspired by Cy Twombly’s The First Part of the Return from Parnassus (1961), which resides in the Institute’s permanent collection.
A short film of the work performed at the Art Institute in front of the painting was produced by Karen Chester with videography by Ross Karre.
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