Sunday, January 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
The actors are WQXR’s Elliott Forrest as narrator, with Law and Order's Linus Roache as the voice of the Green Lama, and Brian Cox—who opens in "Coriolanus" this week opposite Ralph Fiennes—as master crook Willie the Sleeper. Darrell Larson will also be joining us.
Tomorrow we put together the entire Green Lama multimedia project. We'll do a tech run-through with the video projection element (devised by Elliott Forrest), and then the actors will join us for a full-cast rehearsal and then run-through. Should be a great day!
Then Sunday's the big day. Dress rehearsal at 2:30, and the performance at 4pm. Get your tickets here.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I'll be working with MAYA during rehearsals starting this Wednesday, putting it all together, and then we'll join with a wonderful group of actors (Linus Roache, Brian Cox, Darrell Larson, and WQXR's Elliott Forrest) on Saturday to put it all together. This is a first for me, because I'll be performing on laptop instead of conducting. It'll be a wonderful chance to hear some live chamber music in a crazy mash-up of artistic genres (visual art, music, and theater, to be precise). The "soundtrack" portion will be about 15 minutes, followed by an artist discussion. The remainder of the concert will be a mixture of chamber music and electronica, primarily composed of source material for the soundtrack in extended form.
Should be a good one, and I'll hope to see you there! Details here.
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