Saturday, March 30, 2013

Soma Athenaton

I made something with a friend of mine a week ago.  It was a powerful sonic experience for all involved.  To be there in the Medieval Cloister at the Nelson-Atkins, it was wonderful.  Such great overtones and reverberations.  We reveled in our patience.




Please enjoy. 

Mnemosyne will do more performances in the future.   Please stay tuned.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Evidence

Here is video footage of our performance at the Nelson Atkins Museum a few weeks ago.

Enjoy.

Chaconne for the Death of Love




























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Monday, March 18, 2013

Full Rehearsal the First











Yesterday/s rehearsal was a blast.  Seeing the singers stand up and do their thing was much fun to experience.  I can feel the long standing "insitutionalized aversion" I was educated to have regarding singers starting to melt away.   There really is something to this opera stuff.  Everyone participating, everyone working together.

I stayed up until 2 last night working on edits I got from the read through yesterday.    Probably I will be doing the same thing tonight.   Such is life.  

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Post-mortem

Black House Collective's Ancient Inspiration concert at the Nelson-Atkins in collaboration with their Innovation Lab was a success.  Through its duration there were well over 200 people who meandered through or stopped to listen to the whole concert.

All of the composers this time around need congratulations for their stellar work.  Each piece was sounding it's best.  I was pleasantly surprised with how the room, a daunting hard-angled hard-surface box of stone with a barrel vault for a ceiling, actually helped each of the individual parts be heard.  3 and a 1/2 seconds of reverb can be a tricky thing, but all the human bodies in there helped soak it up and make for a nice, lush sound.

I am also excited because the Nelson had professional videographers taking shots of the whole event.  That will be a nice takeaway to use in all of our portfolios.

If you missed the concert, you get ONE MORE CHANCE to come and see all of this amazing work happen.  Here's the event.  This one has free beer if that is a good motivator for you.

Look forward to seeing you all there.