Speak, Memory
Issei Herr, cello 
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8pm​​​​​​​
St. John’s in the Village:
218 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014 (Manhattan, NY)
“Common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” - Vladimir Nabokov


A program that melds old music and new, notated music and improvised, acoustic and electronic sound worlds; a live experience that aims to break down boundaries between listener, performer, and composer through an immersive and interactive audiovisual environment.
Highlights of the program:
TAVENER | Lament for Phaedra
PETER KRAMER | Circle Circle
JULIE ZHU | Eleison
SAARIAHO | Papillons
CHRISTOPHER STARK | Fire Ecologies


Tickets / Reservations

Sliding scale donations will be accepted, from $10-50 per ticket. Advance payments can be made via Venmo to @Issei-Herr; CASH will also be accepted at the door. Prepaid reservations will be guaranteed a spot; day-of tickets are first come-first served.​​​​​​​

A livestream link will also be available, free of charge.
Poster: Dayi Novas
Audio Engineer: Ford Fourqurean
Set Design: Chong Gu
Video Art: Julie Zhu, XUAN, Zlatko Cosic