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Guerilla Opera to perform works by Iranian women composers at the Museum of Science

Aliana de la Guardia plays a role in "SALT," one of the two performance exhibitions in “FRACTURED” at the Museum of Science.Nuozhou Wang

For one night only, the Guerillas of Boston present “FRACTURED” at the Museum of Science, a collection of two exhibition performances composed by Iranian women that focus on fractured experiences.

“Distorted Attitudes III/ Scattered,” written and composed by Anahita Abassi, is performed by baritone Brian Church and percussionist Mike Williams. “Distorted Attitudes III/ Scattered” examines a struggle between one’s body and the psyche when coping with schizophrenia.

The world premiere of “SALT: A woman at the edge” is composed by Bahar Royai with libretto, or text, by Deniz Khateri. “SALT” follows an elderly woman as she makes soup and reflects on her abusive marriage. The work is performed by soprano and artistic director Aliana de la Guardia, with electronic sound design. Both pieces are directed by Khateri.


“FRACTURED” is a part of the Museum of Science’s SubSpace series, designed to offer exploring art, science, and technology to adults. Following the event, the Museum of Science will hold a reception with composers and the creative team.


Performed by Guerilla Opera.

At Cahners Theater at the Museum of Science. Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. mos.org/adults

Riana Buchman can be reached at riana.buchman@globe.com.