Thursday, February 10, 2011

If he was alive David Foster Wallace would put this in a novel...

Opera, novel, video, tv from the 80's, myth - this is either great or something a Hampshire College student would do as a senior project (or both).

Sequitur: David Foster Wallace

Symphony Space Music

Thu, Feb 10 at 7:30 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
$29; day of show $34; member $25; under 30; $15

In a theatrical presentation of text in combination with music, Sequitur devotes their performance of Eric Moe's "Tri-Stan", featuring mezzo soprano Mary Nessinger, and Randall Woolf's "Everything is Green", with pre-recorded narration by Rinde Eckert, to the musical treatment of David Foster Wallace texts.

UNDERSCORE - Cocktails and Conversation, 6:30pm
Hang out with the performers and composers, and get inside the score in pre-concert dialogues with Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky and the artists. Specialty drinks and delicious light fare from the new Thalia Café enhance the experience.

Tri-Stan (50’) a sit-trag/concert monodrama for mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger and ten players (flute, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and cello), is a setting of “Tri-Stan: I Sold Sissee Nar to Ecko” by David Foster Wallace, a piece of short fiction from his collection Brief interviews with hideous men, an updated retelling of the myth of Echo and Narcissus. The classical myth is imbedded in a complex (and very funny) matrix of mass-media and high culture; 1980’s-TV meets grand opera, featuring video projections by multi-media artist Suzie Silver.

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