New Work by Bryce Dessner

Composer Bryce Dessner explores the formative impact of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work in this coming-together of music and photography.



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

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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