This Saturday the multimedia opera “Oyster” will be performed outside of New York City for the first time–at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy. WOOC correspondent Steve Pierce spoke to composer Joe Diebes about his ambitious production. The multimedia opera is about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era and the advancing information technology age.
Joe Diebes – Music, Libretto, and Video
Phil Soltanoff – Stage Direction
Piano: Melinda Faylor
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!, School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at RPI
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cumomo and the New York State Legislature
Developed as a sponsored project with Harvestworks
Oyster was developed through Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.