Labor Records in collaboration with Naxos is releasing a series of recordings of my work covering more than half a century! The most recent release is "Jukebox in the Tavern of Love" paired with a new work by Meredith Monk. "The Nude Paper Sermon" and "Wiretap" is a double album containing no fewer than five works; see below for details. "Civilization & its Discontents" is a words-and-music collaboration with Michael Sahl. More information, reviews and ordering (physical or digital editions) is available below or by going to Labor Records.
Western Wind Vocal Ensemble Performs Excerpts from Jukebox in the Tavern of Love
An excerpt from Jukebox in the Tavern of Love was performed by the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble on their O Beautiful American Music program (originally created for National Public Radio) in November at the New York Historical Society and they will perform another excerpt or two at their big anniversary celebration on May 16th. Jukebox is a “madrigal comedy” commissioned by the Western Wind on an original text by Valeria Vasilevski about six people trapped in a bar during a huge storm and blackout. The Western Wind has performed it, together with a madrigal comedy of 1607 by Adriano Banchieri about people on a ferryboat going from Venice to Padua, at the Tenri Center in Greenwich Village, and at The Flea in downtown NYC. They plan to bring it back next season in New York and on tour. There will also be a CD and DVD of the work to be released later this year.