Fantasia Apocalyptica

First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Saturday, October 21, 2023
7:30 PM
Computer Science Department

Fantasia Apocalyptica, as composer (and computer scientist) Don Knuth puts it, is “a multimedia work for pipe organ, accompanied by several video tracks. It can be regarded as a somewhat literal translation of the Biblical book of Revelation into music.”

From Don Knuth: “The organist will be Jin Kyung Lim, who played the Fantasia at its California premiere in San Francisco in 2021. Years ago, as I was writing the music, she also gave the first-ever public performance of a “beta test” version, as part of a recital on the Murray Harris organ at Stanford’s Memorial Church (04 November 2015).

The October concerts will be the culmination of a project that’s been part of my life for 60 years!”