Concert Works
Polygraphiae
Euridice Remix
The Chronicle Orb

Theatre Works
The Soul of the Rock
The Lost Mansion of Sojourn
Talking to Myself
S p (l) a c e s

Experimental
Solo Piano
Off-Topic Collective
Live Electronic Music
From My Window
Leaving Venice
Modulations
Artifacts
Elevator
Subway

NoiseReductionSociety
The production company of performer and composer
James Hegarty
- Now in our 15th year.

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Talking to Myself is a multimedia music and theatre work for soprano, actor/musician, and live musicians. It received its premiere in St. Louis and featured soprano Debbie Lennon.

The origins of this piece are rooted in the alienation and dehumanization of living on the fringes of an urban society. In the role of a street musician, the main character examines his disconnection with society and seeks a path towards an understanding of his own individuality independant of the influences and expectations of a commercial world. It is at least in part an autobiographical story of the artist coming of age. The search is represented in a journey that the man travels upstream and across the mountains of his imagination.

The video features projected images I shot in New York around 34th street and in the subway during the preparation for the New York performance of The Soul of the Rock. Significantly different and unused footage from these video tapes were later used in Subway.

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