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.
“Big Jim & the Small-time Investors” will open Cutting Edge Concerts in 2018
“Big Jim & the Small-time Investors” will open Victoria Bond’s 2018 Cutting Edge Concerts on April 9 at the Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side, New York City.
This music-theater opera by Eric Salzman is about an L.A. con man who claims to have invented a virtual reality machine that permits the viewer to imagine his or her wildest fantasies are coming true. The libretto is by Ned Jackson and Eric Salzman, the score by Salzman and Victoria Bond will conduct and music direct. This production will include the instrumentation of accordion, keyboards, strings and percussion. It follows two workshops by the Center for Contemporary Opera at the Flea Theater and the Faison Firehouse Theater. The stage director and stage designer will be Justin Meredith Brown. The title role of Big Jim will be performed by Scott Joiner; other cast members will be announced shortly.
“Big Jim” excerpts on YouTube
Audio excerpts from the Faison Firehouse Theatre performance of “Big Jim & the Small-time Investors” are on YouTube together with photos from the two workshop performances. The link is <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DizfEtqODtg&feature=youtu.be>.
Videos from this performance are also on YouTube at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKi9uB0sdg0>, <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPn8lq80Gpw> and <www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHHwjFcj8Y>