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The Industry | First Take | A West Coast Workshop of New Operas

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Date(s) - 06/01/2013
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Hammer Museum


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Free performances of six operatic works-in-progress at the Hammer Museum in collaboration with Wild Up chamber orchestra!

First Take is a free showcase of excerpts from six new operatic works-in-progress.  The selected works include a new work by the legendary Pauline Oliveros set to a text by the poet Ione; and a new theatrical song-cycle by rising star composer Mohammed Fairouz set to Wayne Koestenbaum’s riff on Pierrot Lunaire. Performances feature the wild Up modern music collective, led by The Industry’s Music Director Marc Lowenstein and Wild Up’s Artistic Director Christopher Rountree.

  • The Nubian Word for Flowers
featuring music by Pauline Oliveros and libretto by Ione
  • Pierrot Lunaire
featuring music by Mohammed Fairouz and libretto by Wayne Koestenbaum
  • Brother, Brother
featuring music and text by Aaron Siegel
  • The House is Open
featuring music and text by Alexander Vassos
  • Longitude featuring music by David Brynjar Franzson and text by Angela Rawlings
  • Winter’s Child
featuring music by Ellen Reid and libretto by Amanda Jane Shank

Wild Up is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else. wild Up projects are meant to bring people together, defy convention and address the need for heart-wrenching, mind-bending experiences.


Free and first-come, first-serve starting at 1:00pm at The Hammer box office.  Seating will be allowed between performance sessions.

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