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Music Text

Libretto/Gesangstexte von June Jordan (engl.)


2reeds(I=cl,bcl,II=asax)-3kbd(I=pft/sampler,II=sampler,III=synth)-gtr(=elec.gtr)-db(=elec.bgtr)-drum kit(=MIDIdrums)

NOTE: The hiring of a sound designer is a condition/requirement for permission.

For complete technical specifications go to: mhgrey.wordpress.com

Abbreviations (PDF)


Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes der ganzen Welt.

For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.

World Premiere
Zellerbach Playhouse, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Sellars, director / Paul Drescher Ensemble / Grant Gershon
Composer's Notes
Programme Note

Liebe, Sex und moderner Daseinskampf: Sieben junge Leute, deren Lebenswege sich kreuzen, bis jäh eine Naturkatastrophe alles in Frage stellt. Songplay vom Großmeister der Minimal Music.

Recommended Recording

Audra McDonald, Michael McElroy, Welly Yang, Angela Teek, Darius de Haas, Marin Mazzie, Richard Muenz, Avanti! Ensemble, John Adams
Nonesuch 7559794732

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