‘Twilight Epiphany’ Skyspace to reopen Nov. 1 with special musical performance

James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice will reopen Nov. 1 after being closed for construction. The reopening will be celebrated with “Trajectory of a Curve,” a new site-specific musical theater performance at 8 p.m.

TurrellThe musical work was created by Kurt Stallmann, director of the Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs, and commissioned by the Houston Arts Alliance.

Stallmann said the work was inspired by the imagery of Carl Jung, who in his writings compared the lifespan of a human being to the trajectory of a projectile that glides along a curve through the atmosphere while being drawn to its inevitable conclusion.

The performance will feature soprano Alexandra Smither and percussionists Brandon Bell and Craig Hauschildt, who together comprise the Scuffed Shoe percussion duo.

If it rains, the performance will be Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Sunrise and sunset light sequences open to the public will resume Nov. 2. Viewing times are available at http://skyspace.rice.edu/cms/visit-skyspace.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry, but attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat. Once seating is no longer available inside the Skyspace, guests will be seated on the lawn.

For more details about the Skyspace, including location and directions, visit http://skyspace.rice.edu. More details about the event are available online at https://www.facebook.com/events/808303392684499.

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