Seven Pillars

2.4.23 | 7:30pm–9pm
February 04, 2023 | 7:30pm–9pm |


Commons is located in Yale Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Hailed by The New York Times as “a lush, brooding celebration of noise,” Andy Akiho’s GRAMMY-nominated Seven Pillars is his most ambitious project to date. The work is structured as a large-scale palindrome and consists of seven ensemble movements and one solo movement for each member of Sandbox Percussion. Michael McQuilken's lighting scheme reinforces the work's form throughout the theatrical live-performance. Performed by Sandbox, this evening-length work is the largest-scale chamber music work that Akiho has written and that Sandbox has commissioned. Akiho and Sandbox's ongoing collaboration for "Seven Pillars" has spanned the past 8 years.

a lush, brooding celebration of noise
Zachary Woolfe | The New York Times
an incredibly disciplined collective musical intelligence
Thomas May | The Seattle Times
as pure as music gets
Zachary Woolfe | The New York Times
Seven Pillars album cover