Tuesday, April 08, 2008

This Thursday I will be performing with the Metropolis Ensemble, narrating Erik Satie's Sports et Divertissements, in a new arrangement by David Bruce and conducted by Andrew Cyr.

Satie's work has a haunting minimalism, and is one of the few modern composers I'm familiar with. When the Metropolis Ensemble approached me about performing the live narration for the early-twentieth century multimedia piece, featuring images and words that punctuate, delineate and sometimes counterpoint the music, I could not refuse.

The Metropolis Ensemble has posted a series of conversations between myself and David Bruce, concerning his intentions and challenges in adapting Satie, and my work preparing for the piece—the first of these short films is below, and you can see the rest of the series here.

The piece will be performed this Thursday evening as part of the Metropolis Ensemble's Spring Concert at the gorgeous Times Center—full details are here. If you'd like to attend tickets are selling quickly, so reserve now at this link.

9:14 PM