1. GTv: Cabrillo Stage - The Last Five Years

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    from Emery Hudson / Added

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    Produced for The Good Times, Santa Cruz's alt weekly newspaper. The Last Five Years is a one-act song-cycle by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown that ingeniously explores a five-year relationship between Jamie, a rising novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress in a fresh and contemporary way. While Cathy’s story starts at the end of their relationship, Jamie’s begins on the day they met. Funny and uplifting, tragic and sad, the show captures some of the most universal and heartfelt moments of modern romance. Starring Andrew Ceglio and Ariel Buck.

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    • Wind Among the Reeds: 3. The Heart of the Woman

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      A song from "Wind Among the Reeds," a song-cycle based on poetry from the collection by the same name by William Butler Yeats. Amber Alarcon, mezzo-soprano Todd Möllenberg, piano

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      • nylon radio

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        • Van Dyke Parks - Clang of the Yankee Reaper

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          Van Dyke Parks is an American composer, arranger, producer, musician, singer, author and actor. He has worked with performers including Grace Kelly, Delaney Bramlett, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Loudon Wainwright III, Silverchair, Ry Cooder, Joanna Newsom, Inara George and Ringo Starr. In 1968, Parks released his first solo album, Song Cycle which combined orchestral textures and traditional Americana-meets-psychedelic pop song structure Four years later, Parks' travelled to the West Indies inspired his second solo album Discover America. Discover America was a tribute to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and to calypso music. This direction was continued in the 1976 release Clang of the Yankee Reaper.

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          • Rufus Wainwright - Song Cycle - Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie

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            Rufus performing at the Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie, February 12 2010. The song cycle consists of 4 songs from Rufus' (then unreleased) new Album, All days are nights: Songs for Lulu Give Me What I Want & give it to me now! True Loves For Shame What would I ever to with a Rose?

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            • Soft Spoken Projections

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              from Matthew Carlson / Added

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              The projections that will play during the portrait of Michael Stuhlbarg ("A Soft Spoken Serious Man") as part of the song cycle We Outran the Sun. Film © 2010 Matthew Carlson and Michael Heck.

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              • Song Cycle for Haruki Murakami (2007)

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                Matthew Dotson asked me to create the video supplement to the sound composition heard here. His initial request was to have only simple, elegant white on black text. That posed a significant challenge to the creative process, as my goal was to visually link the textual elements of Murakami's writings with the dynamics of Matthew's composition. To accomplish this, I visually imitated themes from each movement ("insect wings", "earth", "dust", and "lock") through animating their elements by properties of the sonic spectrum (brightness, noisiness, amplitude, and pitch). The impetus of this work was four quotes out of Haruki Murakami’s novel “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles.” The intention was to create a kind of pseudo-narrative out of just these four quotes; creating a new story out of fragments of the original story. But beyond this, I wanted each quote (or movement) to be markedly different, thus depending on the visual presence of the quotes to keep the work coherent. Sonically, Murakami’s work made it very evident to me that, in the words of his main character, it should be “something concrete” (a phrase he often used to try and make sense out of the baffling world that surrounded him). Thus, the foundation material was derived from several ambient recordings that took place both inside and outside of my apartment in Chicago. These recordings were used to symbolize the “inner” and “outer” worlds; the interactions and tensions between which served to be the conceptual focus of my piece as it likewise was with Murakami. Soloists (cello, drum set, flute, and clarinet respectfully) were added in order to comment on these sonic environments and lend a sense of humanity and drama to the work. - Matthew Dotson, 2007. collaborators: Matthew Dotson (audio) http://www.matthewdotson.com/

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                • Silver Stars

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                  Silver Stars Written by Sean Millar Directed by Brokentalkers Running Time: 60 minutes The Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street $15 tickets: publictheater.org or 212-967-7555 Featuring a community chorus of older and not-so-old gay men, Sliver Stars is a moving and eloquent song-cycle which tells the truly remarkable real-life stories of ordinary men in search of happiness and fulfillment, in a country that was challenged by their very existence. Based on celebrated singer/songwriter Seán Millars interviews with gay men from Dublin to New York, these songs capture tales of love, loss, family, spirituality, defiance and joy. Jan. Fri 8th 7pm, Sat 9th 9:30pm, Sun 10th 2:30pm & 9:30pm, Wed 13th 9:30pm, Thurs 14th 7pm, Fri 15th 7pm, Sat 16th 3:30pm

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                  • Basya Schechter performs "Ich und Du" (excerpt) from the documentary "Praying With My Legs," (c) 2012 Ways & Means Productions.

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                    Recorded at the Riverdale Y in NYC. Basya Schechter and her wonderful band (Megan Weeder, violin; Yoed Nir, cello; Uri Sharlin, piano; Rich Stein, percussion) perform a song cycle based on the great religious thinker and human rights activist Abraham Joshua Heschel's early Yiddish poetry. This is an excerpt from the song /poem"Ich und Du," featuring Yoed Nir on cello. Cinematography by Steve Brand for his documentary work-in-progress on Heschel, "Praying With My Legs." If you would like to purchase a CD of "Songs of Wonder," Basya's song cycle of Heschel's poetry (released by Tzadik Records), please go to: http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=8165 or: http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wonder-Basya-Schechter/dp/B005IY3C4O For more information on the Heschel film, please see the film's website: http://www.prayingwithmylegs.com, where you can sign up to be on the film's mailing list for updates. You can also become a fan of the film's Facebook Page. Just go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Praying-With-My-Legs/75351991280 and click on "Like." And if you would like to show your support for the film and make a tax-deductible contribution, you can do so at: https://www.nyfa.org/ArtistDirectory/ShowProject/ecd70fd6-06f6-4265-b09b-8dd8cf67acb9 Thanks!

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                    • Basya Schechter performs "My Song" from the documentary "Praying With My Legs," (c) 2012 Ways & Means Productions

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                      from Steve Brand / Added

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                      Recorded at the Riverdale Y in NYC. Basya Schechter and her wonderful band (Megan Weeder on violin; Yoed Nir, cello; Uri Sharlin, piano; Rich Stein, percussion) perform a song cycle based on the great religious thinker and human rights activist Abraham Joshua Heschel's early Yiddish poetry. This is a song /poem"My Song." Cinematography by Steve Brand for his documentary work-in-progress on Heschel, "Praying With My Legs." If you would like to purchase a CD of "Songs of Wonder," Basya's song cycle of Heschel's poetry (released by Tzadik Records), please go to: http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=8165 or: http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wonder-Basya-Schechter/dp/B005IY3C4O For more information on the Heschel film, please see the film's website: http://www.prayingwithmylegs.com, where you can sign up to be on the film's mailing list for updates. You can also become a fan of the film's Facebook Page. Just go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Praying-With-My-Legs/75351991280 and click on "Like." And if you would like to show your support for the film and make a tax-deductible contribution, you can do so at: https://www.nyfa.org/ArtistDirectory/ShowProject/ecd70fd6-06f6-4265-b09b-8dd8cf67acb9 Thanks!

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