The Kingdom is a work inspired by the readings of the same title by Emmanuel Carrère, and developed via ACO’s EarShot CoLABoratory program. ACO will premiere the work on November 9, 2023 at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
“In the book, the author explores the mysterious source of the impulse to believe. He mixes personal experiences with historical research of early Christianity, blending scholarship with speculation. The music results in a dialogue between different soundscapes, an evasive song cycle–like quality, a mutation of folkloric themes into textures, persistent rhythms that emerge and migrate, and a ritualistic feel that dissolves into isolation.” – Guillermo Klein