Palm Springs Art Museum and Infinite Palette are proud to present Spiritual America at the Museum’s Annenberg Theater on Thursday, March 3rd at 8:00 PM., with a special VIP Architecture + Music event taking place Wednesday, March 1st. Tickets are on sale now.
Created in conjunction with Desert X, an international contemporary art exhibition taking place throughout the Coachella Valley February 25 through April 30, Spiritual America explores diverse notions of transcendence against the backdrop of the stunning California desert. Focusing on the intersection of experimentalism, meditation, land art and sacred music, the project seeks to move beyond genre constrictions into a world of unique and highly personal musical visions reflective of our complex age.
Developed and curated by Kate Nordstrum (producer, curator), William Brittelle (composer, curator) and Daniel Wohl (composer, curator) under the banner of Infinite Palette, Spiritual America marks a bold new programming direction for Palm Springs Art Museum. The evening will feature some of the most compelling voices in post-genre classical music collaborating on a one-of-kind set developed in partnership with the museum. Throughout the performance, work by Brittelle and Wohl, along with new pieces by composer Missy Mazzoli, will be integrated into a cohesive musical response to the desolate beauty of the California desert. Visual material for the event has been created by LA's Safety Third Production, including a stunning trailer and long-form video installation.
The presentation will feature a hand-picked group of top post-genre multi-instrumentalists, including Michi Wiancko (MA), Paul Wiancko (NY), Eliza Bagg (NY), Aaron Roche (NY), Matt Cook (LA), and Scott Worthington (LA), as well as new video installations and site-specific auxiliary events.
“Inspired by the desert, this group of young musicians create a sublime soundscape that is overtly emotional. It also represents a new direction for the museum,” said Elizabeth Armstrong, Palm Springs Art Museum’s JoAnn McGrath Executive Director.
Tickets to the performance include admission to an after party at 10 p.m. at the ACE Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs where attendees will enjoy music by Helado Negro for a special guest DJ set.
General admission tickets to the March 3 performance are $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Premium seating is $55 for non-museum members, $50 for museum members.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a Spiritual America experience that includes Architecture + Music on March 1, a artist-guided walk through a Desert X site in the morning of March 3 and a pre-concert reception, preferred concert seating and after party. The Architecture + Music event to be held in collaboration with the Infinite Palette collective featuring new chamber music by by Spiritual America composers William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli and Daniel Wohl, intimately performed against the San Jacinto Mountains. Guests will have the unique opportunity to tour two new architectural masterpieces in “Palm Springs' last hillside development”, The Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades, including Al Beadle House 1 and the O'Donnell House. Presented in partnership with Palm Springs Life, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are courtesy of F10 Creative. VIP Tickets are $250.
All tickets can be purchased at the Annenberg Theater Box Office by calling 760-325-4490 or by clicking here. For more information about events, lectures, membership opportunities, or going exhibitions, as well as locations, hours and admission prices, please visit www.psmuseum.org or call 760-322-4800.