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Media + Modernity: Liz Diller, “The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 o’clock"

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M+M Program in Media and Modernity presents:
LIZ DILLER (Architecture, Princeton University) on “The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 o’clock"
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5pm
School of Architecture, Room N107.


The Mile-Long Opera, a citywide public engagement project, brought together 1,000 singers from across New York for free performances on the High Line, October 3—8, 2018.

Co-created by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, with words and lyrics by acclaimed poets Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine, The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock is an ambitious, collective, free choral work that shares personal stories from hundreds of New Yorkers about life in this rapidly changing city.


Elizabeth Diller is a founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). Liz’s cross-genre work has been distinguished with TIME’s "100 Most Influential People" list and the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture. She is currently leading two cultural works significant to New York: The Shed—the first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture - and the expansion of MoMA (both opening 2019). Liz also created, directed and produced The Mile-Long Opera, an immersive choral work staged on the High Line last October. Most recently, DS+R was selected to design the Centre for Music, a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra, and a new Collection and Research Centre for the V&A in London’s Olympic Park. Liz is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.