Maryanne Amacher — Petra — New York, USA — 24 MAY 2017 | 8pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th St.
Blank Forms presents the American premiere of Petra in New York with Marianne Schroeder, who originally performed the piece alongside Amacher in 1991, and Stefan Tcherepnin, who performed it alongside Shcroeder in 2012 at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Like much of Amacher’s work, a performance of Petra is not as straightforward as it might appear — there is no definitive score, but rather a series of fragments and working notes left to be deciphered. This third-ever performance is an expanded version based on newly discovered notes and scores from the Maryanne Amacher Archive. Performance by Marianne Schroeder and Stefan Tcherepnin.