Untitled Mapplethorpe Project

Music and photography come together in a theatrical context, exploring the formative impact of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work on composer Bryce Dessner.

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  • Bryce DESSNER: Untitled Mapplethorpe Project (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)


  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Sara Jobin conductor
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Daniel Fish director
  • Robert O’Hara librettist
  • Jim Findlay video design
  • ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann co-producer

About This Performance

This major collaboration with director Daniel Fish, librettist Robert O’Hara, and choral group Roomful of Teeth revisits the formative impact of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work on the composer, inviting the audience to simultaneously experience Dessner’s music and the photographs in a theatrical context.

In cooperation with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

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