All the way from Vilnius, Lithuania, Synaesthesis Ensemble presents the American premiere of Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s dark and hypnotic Hadal Zone. Named after the oceanic layer so deep that light cannot reach it, the piece is for an ensemble of very low instruments, playing at the very bottoms of their registers. Žibuoklė has written that, in creating this calm, ritualistic music, she can “make the darkness visible.” It’s true. She can.
photo credit: Tomas Terekas