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Last year the OPUS1 Festival almost quite literally burst onto Merriweather with a combination of art, music and technology. It returns to Columbia October 13 with a slightly new name, OPUS Merriweather, and even more sensory experiences.

More than 15,000 curious people attended last year’s festival where they were met with an atmosphere of discovery, imagination and wonder. This year is looking/sounding/feeling like it’s going to be even better. Merging groundbreaking contemporary art with world-class musical performances OPUS Merriweather will bring some of today’s most exciting musical minds who will perform in five distinct performance spaces throughout Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods.

Artists like violinist Sudan Archives who uses strings and digital looping to create a sound that is part R&B, part Sudanese and West African will be sharing the festival with performer like Debbie Attias whose dancorcism has been dubbed “a dance party to heal the soul” by The New York Times, will kick off OPUS with a merger of fitness and fun, dancing and meditation on the Merriweather Post Pavilion lawn.

Sabrina Ratté’s video series, Machine for Living, investigates the architecture of the new towns and brutalist buildings in the Paris environs. The videos combine site documentation and abstract forms, straddling the line between utopia and dystopia.

Mexican-born Alejandro Almanza explores how different cultures perceive danger and risk through his work, which ranges from sculpture to underwater photographs and videos.

You can view the full lineup below. First release tickets are $10 and free for children under 12 years of age. Guests may purchase tickets here