finished up mastering with Hugo Dwyer, graphics with Mic & Aaron of Lost in Brooklyn Studio for CRI-Emergency CD 889, "Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear", Ebet Roberts took some wonderful photos (go here to see some of the b & w) while Frank J. Oteri wrote wonderful notes. And sculptor Jon Isherwood contributed other wonderful things to look at. Reviews came inthanks to Ann Braithwaite's wonderful workall year: Gramophone, Time Out New York, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, Wire UK, All About Jazz, Classics Today, American Reporter, All Music Guide, New Music Box, splendidezine, and Educational Digest... The CD was purchased by several university libraries: Dartmouth, MIT, Eastern Illinois University, Wellesley, University of Maryland, and Swarthmore, my alma mater, where I returned to give a talk for Jim Freeman's class in October 2002. All in all, wonderful.
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We premiered at St. Mark's Danspace Oct. 5-13, and at the Clevelan Public Theater, Nov. 15-17.
Time Remaining is made possible by DANSPACE PROJECT'S 2002-2003 Commissioning Initiative with support from the Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, DANCECleveland, Music and Performing Arts at Trinity Cathedral, Live Music for Dance Program of the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, administered by American Music Center, Public Funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, C. Virginia Fields, Borough President, State Senator Thomas K. Duane, Public Funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Challenge Program, The Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. Residency opportunities for this project have been provided by 2002 DANCECleveland Creatvie Space Grant and Cleveland State University.
American Opera Projects produced a 1-hour presentation of Fireworksmy opera cowritten with playwright Billy Aronsonoutdoors in the park with 6 gorgeous singers and 5 fabulous musicians at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. It was conducted by Wendy Cavett and directed by Grethe Barrett Holby.
Fireworks is the story of a space traveler who discovers why
| Ann Hoyt (soprano) |
Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano)
Crystal Williams (alto)
Michael Lee (tenor)
Scott Pattison (baritone)
Ivan Thomas (bass)
Antoine Silverman (violin, electric guitar)
| Nate Merchant (stage manager) |
Kelly Hanson (sets & costumes)
Manu Corazzini (sound design)
Randy Glickman (lighting)
|Presented by American Opera Projects & the Family Opera Initiative in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy Made possible in part by the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) and the Jaffe Family Foundation.|