Program Note:

Dreaming/Undreaming is a music art-video commissioned by the Princeton Festival for their upcoming virtual edition and schedule to premiere on June 17, 2021.

Dreaming/Undreaming is inspired by two short stories – “The Library of Babel” and “The Aleph” – by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. After reading these masterpieces of Latin American literature, Carmen conceptualized a separate visual and musical experience, an art-music video in which the audience travels between worlds of persuasive dreams and deceptive realities in our daily life. A piano recital moves seamlessly through five original compositions she created specifically for this project in conversation with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750), the master of polyphony. Her artistic collaborators in the creation of Dreaming/Undreaming are Camilla Tassi and Ryan Belock (video artists), Natasha Stojanovska (piano), Alexa Capareda (movement) and Chía Patiño (dramaturgy).

Duration: ca. 53 minutes

Performance Note:

Dreaming/Undreaming can be performed by a solo pianist in a live recital, with or without video presented live by an attendant video projectionist.

The score and video of Dreaming/Undreaming will be made available through this page in July 2021, after the premiere, with permission from The Princeton Festival.


We invite you to view the virtual performance of Dreaming/Undreaming on June 17, 2021 and thereafter, by visiting the page of The Princeton Festival HERE.