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.
Center for Contemporary Opera Benefit and Gala
The Center for Contemporary Opera’s benefit and gala at the Cell Theatre on Friday, February 19, 2010, will feature the Chanson de l’Opium from Salzman’s score for a French translation of Brecht’s La Bonne Ame de Setchouan. It will be performed by Laila Salins, mezzo-soprano, and Bill Schimmel, accordion, who gave the concert premiere in December. The program also includes excerpts from Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent, Susan Hurley’s Anais, and a short opera buffa called Review, based on a New Yorker story by Patricia Marx with music by Jeremy Beck. For ticket information go to www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.
The Visible Sounds Conference in Jerusalem
In February, Salzman will be presenting his work and ideas at Visible Sounds: Interrationships Among Music, the Visual Arts and the Performing Arts—a conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Advanced Studies, in collaboration with the Israel Science Foundation.
Review of Salzman’s Jukebox in the Tavern of Love
An extended review by Randy Woolf of the Eric Salzman and Valerie Vasilevski Jukebox in the Tavern of Love (commissioned and performed by the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble) is in the current issue of the New Music Connoisseur.