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.
Recent and Upcoming Music Theater and Birding Articles
An article/review on Marie Galante by Jacques Deval and Kurt Weill and its recent New York premiere at the Opera Francais de New York is in the current issue of the Kurt Weill Newsletter (Vol.26, no.2, Fall 2008). An excerpt from The New Music Theater will be published in a forthcoming issue of the newsletter.
A piece on eclecticism in new music and music theater—inspired by Zadie Smith’s recent article Speaking in Tongues in the NY Review of Books—will appear in the fall issue of Theater, published by the Yale School of Drama.
An essay on the rare appearance (and almost unknown calls) of Yellow Rails on his East Quogue marsh was published in the March/April issue of Birding Magazine.
Performance of Salzman’s Music for La Bonne Ame de Setchouan
A new suite taken from Eric Salzman’s music for La Bonne Ame de Setchouan—a French-language production of the Bertolt Brecht “Good Person of Sezchuan” at Quebec’s Theatre du Trident—will be performed on May 16th at the Southampton Cultural Center by mezzo Laila Salins and accordionist William Schimmel.