Eric Salzman: Composer, Author, Music Theater Innovator

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New Releasings

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.

Jukebox in the Tavern of Love Nude Paper Sermon - Wiretap Civilization Discontents

Big Jim and the Small-Time Investors

The Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will produce a workshop version of Big Jim and the Small-Time Investors, a new opera or music-theater work currently in progress. The piece (libretto by Ned Jackson and Eric Salzman, music by Salzman), based on a real story, concerns an L.A. con man who persuades investors to put substantial amounts of money into the development of his invention: a virtual reality headset which enables viewers to imagine that their deepest dreams have come true. The workshop production is scheduled for next fall.

Date Posted // April 04, 2011
In Categories // Big Jim and the Small-Time Investors, Music Theater, Works and Productions