Featuring Alarm Will Sound; composers Devonté Hynes, Arooj Aftab, Daniel Wohl and Rafiq Bhatia; and filmmakers Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Josephine Decker, Mati Diop, and Manon Lutanie

An ongoing Liquid Music series, Sun Dogs brings together inspired composer and filmmaker pairs to create short-format films with new music for live orchestra, exploring how stories can be told (both musically and visually) from equal footing. These singular films are accompanied by the “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble" (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound, with newly-arranged scores for the group. An atmospheric phenomenon created by refracted light, a sun dog is striking proof that, when natural conditions are right, familiar elements can shift the way we see the world. The series' prismatic collaborations similarly allow us glimpses at another realm.

Northrop-commissioned prelude for organ, electronics, and sampled vocals by Daniel Wohl
On Blue by composer Rafiq Bhatia and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Naked Blue by composer Devonté Hynes and filmmakers Mati Diop and Manon Lutanie
Rise, Again by co-composers Daniel Wohl and Arooj Aftab and filmmaker Josephine Decker

“Music that instantly drew you in,”—Cincinnati Business Courier

“They exploded musical genres, made history come alive, and demonstrated that art—original, vivid, reckless—can lift the grim clouds of current events, if only for two hours.”—The Los Angeles Times on Alarm Will Sound

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Event Information

  • In-person Seating: General Admission
  • Doors: 6:30 pm
  • Event Begins: 7:00 pm
  • Accessibility: This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.
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About The Liquid Music | Northrop series

Expand your idea of how music flows through contemporary dance, film, and beyond. The Liquid Music | Northrop series brings four boundary-pushing works to the Northrop stage in 2024. Immerse yourself in these dynamic performances from exceptional collaborations.