eighth blackbird Performs Schoenberg's Modern Classic Pierrot Lunaire
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Written in 1912, the fevered intensity, gallows humor and touching pathos of Pierrot is drenched in the music of smoke-filled Berlin cabaret clubs and the bizarre world of the German melodrama.
Directed by renowned New York choreographer Mark DeChiazza, it features soprano Lucy Shelton, dancer Elyssa Dole, and eighth blackbird percussionist Matthew Duvall in the title role. The musicians of eighth blackbird perform the challenging work entirely from memory, so the players can take important roles in the drama.
Director Mark DeChiazza writes: "Pierrot has no conventional narrative. Instead of telling a "story" I will use dance to highlight the sometimes dramatic, sometimes satirical nature of the relationship between text and music. Movement and gesture will connect to the human core of this amazing work, and expand - rather than circumscribe - its meaning."
Pierrot Lunaire was premiered at the Ojai Festival in June 2009, where eighth blackbird was Music Director.