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.
Civilization & Its Discontents to be Released
Eric Salzman and Michael Sahl’s Civilization & Its Discontents is being released by Labor Records and distributed by Naxos. The digital format will be available on January 3, 2012 and the the CD will follow on January 31, 2012.
The Nude Paper Sermon
The Nude Paper Sermon will be reviewed in the forthcoming Signal to Noise Magazine. The full article by William Gibson, A Nude Paper Rendezvous: Electronic Psychedelic Nonesuch, will be included in issue no.63. Here is a preview from the article:
“[The Nude Paper Sermon] is both of its time and still amazingly fresh. There are portions that sound like Gyorgy Ligeti’s music for 2001: A Space Odyssey. And there are moments that sound like free jazz. And there are moments that sound like nothing else I’ve ever heard.”
The New Music Theater for Christmas
Trish Causey has put The New Music Theater in her top 10 list of Christmas gifts in her Theater Blog for About.com:
“Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi have done an incredible job of mapping the vast and ever-changing artform of Musical Theatre. No longer viewed as the unfortunate hybrid of operetta and Vaudeville, Music Theatre is an artform to be reckoned with… This 416-page survey of changing writing and performing styles should be on the book of every theatre lover.”