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Inspiration: Notes from the Head, Music from the Heart

  • 08/01/2013
  • 10:00 PM
  • 08/10/2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • U of M Rarig Center Proscenium

Featuring The Esperanza Ensemble and music by Justin E.A. Busch...

Inspiration: Notes from the Head, Music from the Heart

What happens when a neurotic composer commits to giving a lecture on the inner nature of inspiration and then discovers that the audience has interrupted his work by showing up a week early?

The answer is a unique theatrical etude which joins music and narration in unexpected ways to explore the processes-- and frustrations-- of inspiration and creation.  The lecture becomes ever more revealing as the composer drifts in and out of musical fantasies, struggling to balance the demands of both his unexpected audience and the compositions clamoring to be written.  History, language, humor, pathos, and plenty of live music are entwined in a celebration of the unexpected paths creativity takes as it moves from idea to finished work.

Dates: 

Thursday 8/1 - 10:00pm
Saturday 8/3 2:30pm
Thursday, 8/8 9:00pm
Saturday 8/10 4:00pm 

Cast:

Composer: Justin E.A. Busch
Basson: Joe Jones
Flute: Andrea Myers
Alto Saxophone: Tamir Nolley
Viola: Ellie Fregni

More information can be found here.

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