Moraine Valley Community College will host the electroacoustic group Niyaz, featuring songs from its album, “The Fourth Light Project.” The mesmerizing multimedia show is at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Dorothy Menker Theater inside the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Parkway. Tickets are $30; $25 for seniors and free for students.
The main inspiration for this production comes from the work of Rabia al-Basri, the first female Sufi mystic and poet born in the eighth century in what is now Iraq. The group’s musical and personal heritage lies in the mysticism and allure of the East, but Niyaz was formed in California, bridging the East and West.
The multimedia show, which Billboard says “is an alluring combination of medieval Persian exoticism and beats that are state of the art,” combines live music and sacred dance performances with interactive technologies and advanced projection/body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time.
This presentations is part of the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America project, which focuses on highlighting the artistic and cultural diversity of Muslim artists living and working in the United States. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the FPAC website or call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500.