Brody’s sound installation wonderfully captures moments of intimacy… Süddeutsche Zeitung
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:
Arte TV Documentary about the making of the opera:
„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.
This album features the David Marton suite, the prominent recording artist, Jelena Kuljic, and Sadawi’s most atmospheric sounds! (Enja Records 2017)
A tribute to the poetry of Rose Auslaender. It was produced over the course of three years and shows various compositional style changes. (Enja Records 2015)
Paul Brody’s Sadawi’s most lyrical album. (Morgenland 2011)
Triophilia is chamber jazz featuring compositions by the three soloists (Jazzwerkstatt 2009)
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)
The second album produced by John Zorn features Alan Bern on accordion and Brandon Seabrook on banjo. (Tzadik Label 2004)
This debut album of Sadawi was taken from live tracks for the Berlin Arts Council sponsored tour. (Tzadik Label 2002)
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)
Berlin State Radio sponsored production (Laika Records 2006)
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)
This debut solo album was sponsored by German State radio and the Berlin Arts Council. (99 Records 1995)