The Chronicle Orb
The Soul of the Rock
The Lost Mansion of Sojourn
Talking to Myself
S p (l) a c e s
Live Electronic Music
From My Window
The production company of performer and composer
- Now in our 15th year.
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Euridice Remix received its
premiere at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis to a standing-room
only audience. Remix was composed in a six-week period after
the tragedies of September 11, 2001 and the far-reaching implications
of the search for lost loved ones had particularly strong meaning
at the time.
This work is a remix of history's first opera, Euridice, by Jacopo
Peri. Ottavio Rinuccini's original libretto gives a happy ending
to the well known Greek tragedy -- better suited to the original
performance in celebration of the wedding of Enrico IV to Maria
de' Medici in Forence in 1600.
Italian is used for texts that reflect the original work. English
is used for texts that are completely new additions. The primary
purpose of Euridice Remix is musical and all aspects of the story
are not fully portrayed.
Remnants of the early work are molded and fashioned into a modern
statement using current technological tools. Like fragments in a collage, these musical elements function
representationally as well as structurally and as content.