LABYRINTH, two conjoined installation concertos for violinist Cornelius Dufallo and cellist Maya Beiser tightly incorporate sound, lighting design, and projected visuals, with the musicians’ performance through the use of the K-Bow, (a sensor bow that can wirelessly transmit detailed real-time information to a computer) and LED technology

This 70 minute work premiered in its full multimedia version at the Krannert Center/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014, and has been performed in segments as a work in progress over 2011-2013 at the Atlas Theater in Washington D.C., the River to River festival in NY, California State at Fullerton Strings at 21st Century Festival, SUNY Fredonia, the Harare International Festival in Zimbabwe, Africa, and Bay Chamber Festival.LABYRINTH is the first work to include the K-Bow’s interaction with sound, video and lighting, and is thus an important work in the realm of live technology and the first project to integrate LED technology with instrument design to create the ©Erika Harrsch-LEDCello.


“Paola Prestini invited listeners into her sensually saturated dreams…soloists Tim Fain, violin, and Maya Beiser, cello, performed the two captivating concertos of Prestini’s ‘Labyrinth,’ surrounded by a phantasmagoria of visual projections.”





Composer Paola Prestini

Artist Erika Harrsch (Designed and created ©Erika Harrsch-LEDCello and Visual Art for Room No. 35) and Carmen Kordas (House of Solitude)

Cellist Maya Beiser

Violinist Cornelius Dufallo

Director Michael McQuilken

Projections Designer Brad Peterson

Producer VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects