Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: The ‘Great’ Demonio, Kian The One to bring their unique shows to The Round

THE ‘GREAT’ DEMONIO (June 23, 3:15 p.m.,The Round) At first glance, The ‘Great’ Demonio’s mask likely will creep out more adults than kids. When Javier Montelongo took up a friend’s suggestion to incorporate a mask into his magician’s identity, he designed with the trinity of his favorite things in mind: horror, music and magic. At … Read more

Salt Lake Electric Ensemble’s convincing rendition of Stockhausen’s ‘pure, gently shimmering fire’ in Set Sail For The Sun

For Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), undoubtedly among the most important composers of the 20th century, the element of text humanized the imagery of his music in the most emotionally intense and spiritually gratifying ways. Stockhausen was an exceptional and extraordinary creative force. He broke new artistic ground in electronic music, spatial musical performance and the use … Read more