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Visions from Another World

January 1, 2014
Karim Al-Zand (Courtesy of the artist) Movement 1: Ronde Fantastique (J.J. Grandville) Movement 2: Funeral Cortege of the Silkworm (J.J. Grandville) Movement 3: The Spinning Ballerina (J.J. Grandville)

Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand has written a fantastical piece based on a set of drawings by J.J Grandville, a 19th century French caricaturist and cartoonist.

It's called "Visions from Another World," and each movement is based on a different Grandville drawing. Our Jan. 1, 2014 show features a performance of the piece; see Grandville's original drawings in the slideshow above.