The ZOFOMOMA live concert experience unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned compositions are revealed throughout the 72-minute continuous performance. Composer Terry Riley praised the performance, saying, “It is just what the world needs now.”

In a nod to Mussorgsky, this 21st century “Pictures at an Exhibition” leads viewers and listeners from one gallery to the next accompanied by a re-imagined Promenade Theme by ZOFO’s Keisuke Nakagoshi. For this cutting-edge project ZOFO solicited new works from top composers around the globe, and requested each to select a painting representative of his or her culture as a springboard to the creative process. The result is a rich tapestry of sights and sounds reflecting the cultural, musical and artistic diversity of our world community.




Gilles Silvestrini: Le bassin d'Argenteuil

Promenade 1

Carl Vine: The Arrival of Implacable Gifts

Promenade 2

Avner Dorman: Dancing with the Torah at Mount Meron

Promenade 3

Pawel Mykietyn: SM34

Promenade 4

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Spring Morning in Baku

Promenade 5

Lei Liang: Will you come to my dream? (Detail from Landscapes)

Promenade 6

Jonathan Russell: Untitled Skeleton

Promenade 7

I Wayan Gde Yudane: Street Solace

Promenade 8

Kenji Oh: Sacred Chichibu Peaks at Spring Dawn

Promenade 9

Cécile Marti : Wendung 

Promenade 10

Sahba Aminikia : Inspector’s Scrutiny 

Promenade 11

Gabriel Prokofiev : Untitled Etching 3 

Promenade 12

Samuel Adams : Night Sea (for Agnes)

Promenade 13

Pablo Ortiz : Paisaje 

Promenade 14 for Sara

Keyla Orozco : Viajeros 


Introduction and Promenades: Keisuke Nakagoshi, 

inspired by Modest Mussorgsky


This project has been made possible through generous funding and support from the Van Dyke Family Foundation.