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As Sudden Shut (Pitch Project)
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Last updated: 7/28/2015
As Sudden Shut (Pitch Project)
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As Sudden Shut (Pitch Project)
212.358.5367 (Phone)
  Promotion Boosey & Hawkes
  Steven Lankenau
  Senior Director
Project Information
  Anna Clyne, Composer; Quay Brothers, Direc􀆟on, Animation, Set Design; Steve Weiner, Texts
  Multi-media, Music, Theater
  Contemporary Multi-Media Chamber Opera
  Through a weaving of text and music with stop‐motion animations, choreography and carefully constructed lighting and stagecraft, As Sudden Shut creates a multi‐sensory path into the wildly explosive imagination of Emily Dickinson. Devoured by the raw terror of the outside world, Emily (represented by three voices) is alone and confined within her room wherein magical worlds are created and unleashed – bleeding through the four walls and seeping through the window to the sky and passing hours. The experience is one of fluidity – a stream of consciousness of frantic writing that draws upon the images and implied sonorities that characterize Emily’s penmanship in its most lucid states.
  75 minutes (no intermission)
  3 female vocalists (Trio Mediaeval), 1 baritone ‐ narrator, and 13 instrumentalists
  2017 (to be confirmed)
  Estimated at 50,000 USD plus travel and accommodations
  Commissioners and Producers at 50,000 – 75,000 USD
  New York 2015 ISPA Congress
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