La Machine de l’être
Composer: John Zorn
Librettist: n/a
Other Artistic Personnel: George Manahan (Conductor)
Michael Counts (Production Director)
Robert Wierzel (Lighting Designer)
Jennifer Steinkamp (Video Artist)
Original Cast: Anu Komsi (Soprano)
Premiere Date: March 25, 2011
Producing Company: New York City Opera
Description: "The piece takes its name from a drawing by Antonin Artaud created during his last days in the asylum at Rodez…I describe it as a monodrama because it is scored for only one singer…there is no text, no plot, and no stage directions predetermined whatsoever…the drama is contained in the music and the title…the visual interpretation of it is left up to the imagination and creativity of the director, stage designer, and singer to decide…it is my hope that the stage presentation somehow draws inspiration from the spirit of Artaud, his art, philosophy, and writings...but from there on the possibilities are wide open..."
-John Zorn
Length: 00:10
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: Avant-garde
Contact: New York City Opera
Publisher Web Site: http://www.nycopera.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
La Machine de l’être (Zorn)
Friday, March 25, 2011 - New York City Opera
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