"Chicago composer Alex Temple said she usually writes about "characters who are removed from society, dropped out or view the world in an askew way."
Her new "Behind the Wallpaper" uses surreal metaphors to narrate an unexplained transformation that reflects her own journey. Singer-songwriter Julia Holter and the locally based chamber ensemble Spektral Quartet will premiere the piece next week. All of them are also outsiders in their own ways."
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