Sarah Davachi with Liz Deitemyer & Matthew Oliphant

Rockefeller Chapel

5850 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

For this concert developed in collaboration with Lampo and the Renaissance Society, Sarah Davachi premieres a new work for pipe organ and two French horns in the soaring interior of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

Titled la brume jaune, the composition explores alternating experiences of gradual movement and stasis, within intimate musical relationships of harmony, melody and timbre. The interplay between the organ (played by Davachi) and the two amplified horns (played by Liz Deitemyer and Matthew Oliphant) provides a further layer of acoustic counterpoint, reflecting the Canadian composer’s more recent explorations in writing for unconventional chamber ensembles. Designed by master builder E.M. Skinner in 1928, Rockefeller Chapel’s Skinner Organ is among the most revered in the United States and contains over 8,000 pipes.

Sarah Davachi (b.1987, Calgary, Canada) is a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music. This performance is Davachi’s third project with Lampo. Her large-scale works for pipe organ have been presented internationally, with recent performances at Sankt Johannes Kirke in Copenhagen, Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, Église du Gesù in Montréal, and First Congregational Church in Los Angeles. Her latest recorded work, Pale Bloom, was released in June 2019 by Superior Viaduct. Davachi lives in Los Angeles, where she is a doctoral student in musicology.

Presented with the Renaissance Society; organized in artistic partnership with Rockefeller Chapel