Maya Beiser in concert
Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. She has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning many works written for her by and collaborating with composers such as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Louis Andriessen and Mark O’Connor.
Beiser is making her Dallas debut with her new evening, All Vows. All Vows goes to that juncture where spiritual and traditional culture meet contemporary, urban and popular culture. With Beiser on cello, accompanied by bass and drums, the first half is a reflection of what excites her musically from the rock and indie pop world. Works include new commissions as well as arrangements of songs by Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, among others, which will be released next year on an album called Uncovered.
In contrast, the second half is a meditation on the more spiritual world that fortifies her. These works will feature original films by acclaimed artist Bill Morrison who uses archival footage, chemical process and animation to create stunning visual tapestries.