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The Swan Catchers

 24 April 2008 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

The Swan Catchers

The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
(212) 352-3101

FLUX Quartet
Tom Chiu violin
Conrad Harris violin
Max Mandel viola
Ha-Yang Kim cello

Bryan Markovitz - Tenor voice
Ryan Dahoney - Baritone voice
Kate Soper - soprano voice

Set inside a murky pastoral landscape inhabited by a simple fisherman, his family and a Mute Swan, The Swan Catchers (formerly titled Another Place to Be) will unfold over a four hour period, performed in three parts over three nights (each performance has a running time of approximately one hour and fifteen minutes). A collaboration between composer Aaron Siegel and visual artist/director Bryan Markovitz, The Swan Catchers combines Siegel's forlorn yet anxious libretto for three voices - accompanied live by The Flux Quartet - with Markovitz's dynamic visual environment featuring large-scale projections and architectural elements, situated within the Chocolate Factory's white upstairs performance space. The Swan Catchers is commissioned by the Jerome Foundation and the American Composers Forum, with support for Siegel bythe American Music Center.

Aaron Siegel : The Swan Catchers

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