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Up Close With... an in-depth virtual discussion with PCE musicians. In this series, we hope to inspire you by showcasing our players and featuring our music in a whole new way!

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Kevork Mourad

In this latest episode of Up Close With, Music Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez chats with visual artist Kevork Mourad.

New York-based artist Kevork Mourad employs his technique of live drawing and animation in concert with musicians – developing a collaboration in which art and music harmonize with one another. Counted mong his diverse collaborators are Yo-Yo Ma, Kim Kashkashian, and PCE, and they stretch from North America to African, Asia, and the Middle East. Mourad premiered his animated film, 4 Acts for Syria, at the Stuttgart Animation Festival and was the 2016 recipient of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize. His works are in the permanent collection of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

Recent commissions include Seeing Through Babel, a 20-foot drawing-sculpture which is currently on exhibit at the Asia Society Triennial in New York, the visuals for the Korea National Opera’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Well Wish Ya, a dance performance piece with the OYO Dance Troupe in Namibia. Mourad has been a resident teaching artist at Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Holy Cross (Worcester).

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