February 27 2015
World Premiere of Johann Johannsson’s Drone Mass
On Tuesday, March 17, Drone Mass will premiere at the Met Museum in New York City.
Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, who recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, will join the American Contemporary Music Ensemble and the 2014 Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth to perform Drone Mass, at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met Museum) on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. Described as a “contemporary oratorio which fuses the sounds of string quartet, electronics, and vocals, and uses texts based on the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians,” Drone Mass will premiere in the Met’s Temple of Dendur among ancient Egyptian artifacts. The Drone Mass premiere is part of the Met Museum’s “Bring the Kids” program in which you can purchase up to three kids’ tickets for $1 each. Click here to order tickets for this show and here to learn more about Drone Mass.
Last month, Johann became the first Icelander to win a Golden Globe for his work on the film The Theory of Everything. Johann beat out fellow nominees Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Trent Reznor and Antonio Sanchez to win the Golden Globe. Watch the video below to hear some of Johannsson’s work.