The Star Room
“A staggering work of art, an unparalleled technical feat that is also cinematic poetry of the first order.” — Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
When composer Maryanne Amacher passed away last October, she had been working for two years on an EMPAC-commissioned piece for the Theater. During her residency, she created an ethereal space for floating sounds with 30+ loudspeakers, most hidden in rooms distant to the performance space. Sergei Tcherepnin and Micah Silver, who worked most closely with her on the project, have collaborated on an interpretation of this unfinished work with the hope of sharing a glimpse of what this piece was to become. Preceding the performance will be a ceremony naming the air plenum beneath the Theater in honor of Maryanne, a space she called The Star Room.