Opera and Symphony commissions

 

Opéra national de Lorraine & Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Two huge commissions back to back!

Opéra national de Lorraine: film & operatic soundwalk!

Like most operas, Les Voix de Nancy, is about out love. But rather than the usual tragic fate of grand figures, this opera stages the love stories of Nancy’s inhabitants who told their story of passion, joy, and sorry during the summer of 2019 and winter of 2020. From octogenarians dancing at the La Pépinièrepark to hipsters on a tinder date in the old town, the stories become the libretto of the opera. Composer, Paul Brody, known for creating art from spoken word and everyday sounds, alsofinds the melodies for the opera in the voices of the people interviewed. Les Voix de Nancyuses both the stories and the melodies of people living in the city. The love stories will unfold both on stage and though-out the opera house: foyers, hallways, even the stair wells. The audience takes on its own roll as voyeur, glimpsing the secret passions and dramas of their neighbors. Les Voix de Nancy is an opera by and for the people of Nancy. (Premier March 6, 20201)

Please watch the opera or any of the 12 parts at the

National Opera of Loraine website:

https://www.opera-national-lorraine.fr/en/

Arte TV Documentary about the making of the opera:

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/102897-000-A/etes-vous-amoureux-un-opera-glane-dans-la-rue/

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

„Together! Die Neue Architektur der Gemeinschaft“

Sound installation depicting the narrative of urban nature. This sound collage is part of an exhibit showing concepts of public space in growing cities.

Museums Quartier, Vienna Artist in Residence

5 MINI OPERAS IN ORDINARY LANGUAGE just won a prize from the Association of Visual Artists in Germany.
It started as an Artist in Residence project for the Museums Quartier in Vienna. The online presentation inspired new ideas, which lead to the prestigious prize. We are currently looking for a space to show the installation in the coming year!

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Composer/soloist: Vanishing Night

This album features the David Marton suite, the prominent recording artist, Jelena Kuljic, and Sadawi’s most atmospheric sounds! (Enja Records 2017)

 

Composer/soloist: For the Moment

Featuring John Zorn, Frank London,  and other prominent musicians from the Lower East Side and Berlin scene, this is the last of the three Sadawi albums produced by Zorn.  (Tzadik Label 2007)

 

Composer/soloist: Beyond Babylon

The second album produced by John Zorn features Alan Bern on accordion and Brandon Seabrook on banjo. (Tzadik Label 2004)

 

Composer/soloist: Tango Toy: Klezmer Stories

This is the first jazz-klezmer oriented CD from Paul Brody. It was produced by the Berlin state radio station and  features bassist, Carlo Bica, pianist, Jens Thomas, and drummer, Reiner Winch. (Laika Records 2000)

 

Composer/soloist: Animals & Cowboys

This sonic cartoon version of America is based on folk songs and lyrics found in a 50 cent Carl Sanburg collection. It features prominent musicians such as David Moss, Gayle Tufts, Billy Bang, Michael Rodach, Ed Schuller, Rudi Mahal, and Tony Buck from the Necks. (Nrw Jazz label 2002)