I am delighted to announce that the artistic team of FAWN Opera has chosen my work “Meditation” for guitar to be presented as part of their Synesthesia project on May 7, 2016. Here is what the FAWN Opera website says about the collaboration:
Synesthesia IV pt. 1 is the first of a two-part search for a FAWN Opera composer, with whom we will develop a new ballet-lyrique. Three composers will be chosen to be a part of next season’s Synesthesia IV pt. 2 and will each be paired with one dancer. All three dancers will practice a different style and will bring their individual characteristics to the compositional table. Together, the dancer-composer pairs will collaborate to create two new pieces of music. From this group, FAWN will ask one composer to create with them a world-premiere ballet-lyrique!
My piece will be performed alongside works by Canadian composers Joseph Glaser, Lucas Oickle, Kit Soden, Thomas Ciszak, and David Storen as part of the first round in a 2 part project. After an audience vote, 3 composers will be selected for the collaboration with a choreographer. I have no idea how this will turn out, but if everything goes well, come back to this page to get more updates on how everything went after May 7!
About FAWN Chamber Creative:
FAWN Chamber Creative is a Toronto-based collective dedicated to expanding the audience for Canadian classical music, with an emphasis on bringing new opera and new multi-disciplinary works to the stage. FAWN’s principal focus is the commissioning and presentation of new chamber music and operas by Canadian composers. In its productions, FAWN seeks to incorporate the work of artists in other fields, with the goal of bridging the gap between historically siloed audiences. By pairing new music with interdisciplinary productions, FAWN reaches new audiences who are artistically inclined but may not have a pre-existing connection to new classical music.