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Spoleto Festival: Tree of Codes


Spoleto Festival: Tree of Codes

  • Date: Monday, 4 June 2018, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Dock St Theatre (Charleston SC, USA) — 135 Church St, Charleston SC 29401, United States
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Tree of Codes


Somewhere between memories and dreams, between the past and future, lies Tree of Codes—a splendidly mystifying journey into “a reality as thin as paper.” In this US premiere, acclaimed Australian composer Liza Lim dissolves boundaries to create holes in the world—perforations in which we might encounter more than one existence. Two-headed birds and layers of light conjure a magical world under Director Ong Keng Sen (Facing Goya; 2014) in this dramatic work inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s art book by the same name. Two singers take on multiple characters as the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, led by John Kennedy, weaves a descriptive soundscape full of the intricate details that attract us to fantasy. We don’t have the answers—we have the questions.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Tree of Codes : cut-outs in time : an opera (2015) by Liza Lim
— performed by John Kennedy and Spoleto Festival Orchestra

Featured artists

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