Ammie Brod’s Experimental Concert for Solo Viola Comes to Chicago, Milwaukee, Other Cities

Source: Strings Magazine.

“Life is fleeting and transformation to another state is inevitable.”

This is the underlying concept of Memento Mori, a series of new works for solo viola featuring Ensemble Dal Niente violist Ammie Brod. This quest to stop time as well as welcome its unrelenting ongoingness will include new pieces by five composers, including several world premieres.

Brod was inspired to create the series after seeing a sculpture by glass artist Beth Lipman, whose sensual, sparkling works evoke longing, ephemerality, and inevitable decay.