On 21 and 22 May 2020 at 20:00 PST the New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson plays her production folds, a production drawing threads among women composers from around the world and across the centuries. The location is The Wallis (Lovelace Studio Theatre), Los Angeles, United States. The production, developed in collaboration with Katharina Rosenberger, and National Sawdust, New York, features works by Katharina Rosenberger, Liza Lim, Aida Shirazi, Barbara Strozzi, Rozalie Hirs, and others. Part of the production is article 4 [map butterfly] by Rozalie Hirs (The Hague: Deuss Music, 2004).
folds presents a sensory journey from the present to the past, engaging with the voices of other artists and bringing the ephemeral nature of sound and thought into dialogue with the tangible world. An array of paper objects — sculptures, manuscripts, scraps woven between the strings of the violin — highlights the importance of capturing the art and thought of past centuries. These traces of our physical world further serve as an impulse to reflect on our current dependency on the digital and virtual realms.