CQ: INSTRUMENTAL, Vol. 1

Jessie Montgomery: "Voodoo Dolls"

Virtual Event

Premiered January 1, 2021

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs Voodoo Dolls by Jessie Montgomery. Commissioned in 2008 and choreographed by the JUMP! Dance Company of Rhode Island, Voodoo Dolls was conceived as a suite of dances, each one representing a different traditional children’s doll.

This performance was captured as part of Close Quarters, LACO’s new streaming series. CQ: Instrumental is a musician-focused series of companion videos from the world of Close Quarters.

López, Montgomery + Contreras is sponsored by Gary Larsen.

ABOUT VOODOO DOLLS

Voodoo Dolls was commissioned in 2008 and choreographed by the JUMP! Dance Company of Rhode Island, a collaborative work among their faculty and students. The choreography was a suite of dances, each one representing a different traditional children’s doll: Russian dolls, marionettes, rag dolls, Barbie, voodoo dolls… The piece is influenced by west African drumming patterns and lyrical chant motives, all of which feature highlights of improvisation within the ensemble.

–Jessie Montgomery

ABOUT CLOSE QUARTERS

Close Quarters — Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s new streaming series — features classical music performances set to compelling visual elements. Creative Director of Digital Content James Darrah joins forces with Music Director Jaime Martín to create a digital series at the intersection of music, art and film that celebrates the essence of L.A.

Close Quarters features classical music performances set to images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud. Music Director Jaime Martín and Director and Designer James Darrah seek to create a digital series that celebrates collaboration in an age of isolation.

Close Quarters is a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra original series and you can find it for free on Youtube, Facebook and our website.

SERIES INFO