I'm very excited to announce the opening of Abandon
at LaMama ETC this week. It's a multi-media
theatrical production written and directed by
Obie-award winner Matthew Maguire, with a 70 minute
musical score by me and video design by Zbigniew
The work emerged from 75 collages created by Maguire
and the story is told through motion, music, dialog,
video, lighting and the surreal juxtaposition of all
these elements. It's all rather dreamlike,
compelling and hypnotic and has been a joy to work
in and on.
Some of you know Maguire in his role as head of
theater at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. I
met him by way of adding music to the previously
written "The Tower" for Son of Semele Ensemble's
2005 award-winning production in Los Angeles.
What's really surprising and interesting is how he
has used collage to create this and all his works.