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This world premiere production continues Amy's interest in exploring the connection between music, language, and theatre. This time James Joyce's short story "Araby" is front and center - a compelling and universal tale about first love and the loss of innocence. Co-direction by Amy Beth Kirsten and Mary Ellen Stebbins. Lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins.
This performance features Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano and Hannah Collins, cello.
NYC premiere: Feb 24, 2016 at National Sawdust in Williamsburg.
This production oscillates between music written by Amy Beth Kirsten, Kaija Saariaho, Tonia Ko, and Matthew Schickele.
ARABY - program
Sept Papillons #2 (Saariaho)
our house (Kirsten)
Sept Papillons #1 (Saariaho)
the space of the sky above us... (Kirsten)
Sept Papillon #3 overlaid with spoken text (Saariaho / Kirsten)
Sept Papillons #4 (Saariaho)
o love! (Kirsten)
are you going to Araby? (Kirsten)
Sept Papillons #5 (Saariaho)
between us (Ko)
through the silence (Kirsten)