Du Yun Composer Portrait Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

The first half of the program combined six of Du Yun’s works written over the span of nineteen years (1999-2018) into “LEGOs.” Du Yun and her colleagues fashioned these individual pieces into a visual and acoustic masterpiece, with each composition moving seamlessly into the next. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble stood onstage together, with soloists coming to the forefront, and then fading into black when other players came forward. Without Lara Pellegrinelli’s excellent program notes, one might think that these works were originally conceived as a single composition. Rather, the ensemble came together to create a cohesive and magnificent new work that highlighted the beauty and collaborative nature of Du Yun’s compositional practice.