Recorded June 27, 2014 at ISSUE Project Room, composer Pat Spadine’s of Ashcan Orchestra premieres his two-act chamber opera "Apollo's Accidental Answer" in it's entirety for the first time. Re-imagining of the ancient myth of Cassandra, the work presents an eyewitness account of the evolution of the universe, as the heroine struggles to give order to the visions that confuse her mind. Orchestrated for toy instruments, saw, water glasses, percussion and handmade gadgetry, with a sculptural backdrop of televisions and mechanical effects, the opera is a culmination of many facets of the ensemble's DIY ethos. Originally commissioned by Clocktower Productions in 2012, ISSUE is pleased to support this opera's premiere in its first full staging with new orchestrations.
Featuring Mezzo-Soprano Amirtha Kidambi as Cassandra; The Ashcan Orchestra includes Cory Bracken, Philip Panos, Shannon Sigley, Sam Sowrydra, Booker Stardrum, Austin Vaughn and Pat Spadine.
This project is made possible, in part, by generous support from mediaThe foundation, inc.