Fort Worth Opera has chosen the opera Nothing in the Nothingness to be performed as part of their 2017 Frontiers showcase. Librettist John Grimmett and I have spent the last eight days in Forth Worth, TX, rehearsing with conductor Stephen Carey, bass-baritone Nate Mattingly, soprano Cristina Castro, and pianist Emily Urbanek. It has been a fabulous experience and I am honored to have been chosen.
“Eight selected works will be presented in the intimate setting of the McDavid Studio at Bass Performance Hall. The 20-minute excerpts, sung by artists from the 2017 Fort Worth Opera Festival with piano accompaniment, will be offered in two separate showcases of four works each on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:00pm – 10:00pm and Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Tickets for the showcases are $10, and can be ordered by calling FWOpera’s Customer Service team at 817.731.0726.” http://www.fwopera.org/operas/frontiers/
This Thursday is the the big day for the Art and Film schools here at Rice University. It is the date for the big senior art show at Sewell Hall, the showing of student films at the Media Center, and also a special first digital art opening at the Brochstein Pavilion. For over a year I have been working on several projects with the artist Andrew Zukoski under the working title “Touch My Flesh.” As the first installment of our collaboration we have produced a video piece titled, “Bubblegum Flesh,” which will have its second performance this Thursday, April 22nd, on the Film Flicks: 47th Annual Student Exhibition. The exhibition takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the Media Center and then afterwords you can head over to the pavilion and check out some digital art. Also before the films, the studios will be open in Sewell hall and be showcasing the senior students art works. I hope you all have the opportunity to come and check out our video along with a number of great student works.
give it a listen
Below are some drawings that I made last spring whilst still in H-town. I used them as a type of exploration and tried to let things just happen.