Hosted by Dixon Place An evening of electronic music featuring Maurice Wright’s robot opera GALATEA_RESET APNM (Association for the Promotion of New Music)
About This Show
APNM will present one of its most challenging programs to date – the 1st act of Maurice Wright’s robot operaGALATEA_RESET, a work of lyric theatre for singers and robots, treating the mythological characters of Acis, Galatea, Polyphemus, and Pygmalion, and the multiple paths of their stories through history. Act One is set in ancient times, in a sacred grove. The robots Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus are joined at the conclusion by baritone John McCarthy as the Voice of Fate, and a chorus: the Vox Populi. Maurice Wright and Rolf Lakaemper created the opera, and Sandra James created the sculptures that give personality Lakaemper created the opera, and Sandra James created the sculptures that give personality to the robots.
APNM members and compositions inspired by work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center will complement this opera excerpt with a set of electro-acoustic pieces.
GALATEA_RESET team: Maurice Wright, Rolf Lakaemper, and Sandra James
GALATEA_RESET performers: John McCarthy, Melissa Mino, Rachel Byrd, Isabella Nicole Ness
composers: Mario Davidovsky, Jeffrey Hall, Joseph Hudson, Arthur Kreiger, Ionel Petroi, Adam Vidiksis