Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Visions from Another World

Karim Al-Zand
Karim Al-Zand Courtesy of the artist

Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand has written a fantastical piece based on a set of drawings by J.J Grandville, a 19th century French caricaturist and cartoonist.

It's called "Visions from Another World," and each movement is based on a different Grandville drawing. Our Jan. 1, 2014 show features a performance of the piece; see Grandville's original drawings in the slideshow above.

Movement 1: Ronde Fantastique
Visions from Another World, Movement 1 J.J. Grandville
Movement 2: Funeral Cortege of the Silkworm
Visions from Another World, Movement 2 J.J. Grandville
Movement 3: The Spinning Ballerina
Visions from Another World, Movement 3 J.J. Grandville