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.
News for The New Music Theater
The ezine NewMusicBox (Frank Oteri, editor) is running an excerpt from the Oxford book The New Music Theater and an interview with Eric Salzman. A different excerpt will appear in the next issue of the Kurt Weill Newsletter. Oxford has also submitted the book to the Kurt Weill Foundation which gives an annual award to the best book on the subject of music theater.
A related article written by Salzman will appear in the next issue of the Yale Theater Review. It’s entitled Speaking in Tongues, or Why Should Eclectic Be a Bad Word? It will be illustrated by a lot of his work, past and present, and should be out by the fall.
Bar La Barca at Bargemusic
On Wednesday, July 8th and Friday, July 10th at 8:00pm, Bar La Barca, a unique double bill of “madrigal comedies” written 400 years apart will be performed by the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble at Brooklyn’s Bargemusic at Fulton Ferry Landing. Read the full press release (PDF).