It’s been a busy spring for me this year. I’ve got a number of interesting projects that are moving forward in different stages of completion.
A few weeks ago, Miss Julie opened at the Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles. The text is a world premiere adaptation by Neil LaBute, and Jo Bonney directed it. The text is faithful to the Strindberg original, but the period/location has been moved up to 1929 NYC. Overall, the project was a success, and there’s some great old music for you to listen to!
Right now, I’m sitting in a studio in downtown NYC, getting ready for a video shoot for a video installation piece called Trade is Sublime. Luke & Kristine Hegel-Cantarella are producing the piece, which is about how we buy and sell goods in the modern world. The piece will first be installed in the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, but will then hopefully make its way to art galleries around the world. We’re shooting video in NYC, so I’m in town helping out with some musical prompts, but I’m also collecting field recordings from which to make the soundscore.
Also, I’m digging back into developing If We All Agreed On What Was Good, a sound installation piece that my soundart collective Push The Button is creating for the World Stage Design conference in Cardiff in September. I think that the aural backbone is nearing completion, so soon we’ll get to move onto more robust content and control development. And, of course, as always, funding. We’re always looking for funding.