for Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Pierrot Ensemble, Small Jazz Combo, Percussion, Fixed Audio, and Various Live Process Audio and Fixed Visual Multimedia
~ 30 ' performance time
Masters Thesis, University of Nebraska Lincoln. Created with support from the UNL Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts' Endowment Fund.
Utilizing various visual and aural mediums, Anecdoche tells a story that allows the audience to examine modern American/global culture from a third person perspective. Each artistic medium adds their own voice or opinion to the story and thus further colors and clutters the stage. This represents the extremes of communication that humans have risen to in the 21st Century. The term Anecdoche means a conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. In the same way, for much of the work, the different elements of the production aim to make their voice heard, while simultaneously cluttering the visual and aural performance space. As the music progresses, the audience is taken on a journey to escape the stasis of Anecdoche to achieve a status of more legitimate, wholistic connection with humanity.
*Full score w. parts includes full electronic audio files needed for performance. If printed parts are ordered, the audio files will be sent to the email provided on Paypal unless otherwise notified. Please contact me with the specific address you would like files sent to.
** Fixed visual media is NOT included in purchase. Please contact me to find out how to obtain original fixed visual media.