1. Psyche, the web opera, with music by Garrett Fisher and words by Thom Schramm. The web-based opera consists of films by Ryan K Adams, Ian Lucero, Luke Sieczek, and Jacob Snyder, and includes choreography by Christy Fisher with dancers Mary Cutrera, Ines Andrade-Maricle, and Archana Kumar.

    Soundtrack credits: Aphrodite: Catherine Treadgold; Eros: Ben Black; Psyche's Sister: Maria Mannisto; the King: Gary Zinter; Persephone: Esther Sugai; Chorus: Katherine Hanson, Kristen Ramer Liang, Shawna Avinger, Sarah Marroquin, David Stutz; Indian harmonium: Garrett Fisher; oboe and English horn: Taina Karr; wood and silver flutes: Esther Sugai; 6 string fretted acoustic bass: Greg Bagley; gongs and percussion: Dean Moore; Taiko percussion: Stan Shikuma; keyboards and recorded beats: Garrett Fisher. Psyche, the web opera, was recorded at Jack Straw Productions and mastered by Mell Dettmer. Support from City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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  2. Information about the Fisher Ensemble's production "Kocho." To download the brochure, soundtrack, photos, and to learn about the participants, visit:

    fisherensemble.org

    Ashley Williams
    Marketing Director
    Fisher Ensemble
    ashley.fisher.ensemble at gmail.com
    206.414.8186 (Seattle)

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  3. Based on the Japanese Noh play of the same name, KOCHO (“butterfly”) tells the story of a wandering Priest who meets a butterfly and "liberates" it by letting it dance under the plum blossom.

    As he does in many of his operas, Garrett Fisher explores themes of identity. In his Kocho, Fisher has created three “Kocho’s”: Kocho Flute, Kocho Dancer, and Kocho Vocalist, each representing an aspect of the character. In addition, he has separate the Monk into 5 vocalists and 1 trombone.

    In this scene, the Monk liberates Kocho by letting her be born earlier so that she can dance under the plum blossom. Kocho sings a final aria in gratitude to the Monk.

    Libretto:
    Kocho: Haru natsu aki no

    Hana mo tsukite

    Shimo o obitaru

    Shira-giku no
    Spring, summer, and autumn

    Flowers have all gone.

    Wearing a coast of frost,

    Chrysanthemum.


    Kazen ni cho-o mo-o
    
Funpun taru
    
Before flowers flit butterflies
    
In flickering flakes



    Monk: taru—


    Kocho: Yuki o megurasu

    Of snowy whirls


    Monk: Kashikoki miya no

    The awe-inspiring palace—



    Kocho: Ake-yuku kumo ni—

    Against the gleaming clouds—



    Monk: ni—ha

    

Kocho: Hane uchi-kawashi

    Kasumi ni magirete, usenikeri
    
Flutter her wings as she flies

    Credits: Kocho was presented at NYC's Galapagos Art Space on September 23, 2011.

    Composer: Garrett Fisher; Direction: Benjamin Mosse; Choreography: Christy Fisher; Production Design: Zane Philstrom; Video: Ryan Adams; Music Director: Jeremiah Cawley; Dramaturg: Ken Cerniglia. Producer: Beth Morrison Projects. Words by Kanje Nobumistu and Amy Schrader.

    Vocalists: Shawna Avinger, Daniel Brylow, Jeremiah Cawley, Maria Mannisto, Kathea Yarnell; Flute: Margaret Lancaster; Trombone: Jennifer Hinkle; Gongs and Percussion: Dean Moore; 6 String Fretted Acoustic Bass: Greg Bagley; Indian harmonium: Garrett Fisher.

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  4. (From Part 5: Persephone)

    Psyche, the web opera, with music by Garrett Fisher and words by Thom Schramm. The web-based opera consists of films by Ryan K Adams, Ian Lucero, Luke Sieczek, and Jacob Snyder, and includes choreography by Christy Fisher with dancers Mary Cutrera, Ines Andrade-Maricle, and Archana Kumar.

    Soundtrack credits: Aphrodite: Catherine Treadgold; Eros: Ben Black; Psyche's Sister: Maria Mannisto; the King: Gary Zinter; Persephone: Esther Sugai; Chorus: Katherine Hanson, Kristen Ramer Liang, Shawna Avinger, Sarah Marroquin, David Stutz; Indian harmonium: Garrett Fisher; oboe and English horn: Taina Karr; wood and silver flutes: Esther Sugai; 6 string fretted acoustic bass: Greg Bagley; gongs and percussion: Dean Moore; Taiko percussion: Stan Shikuma; keyboards and recorded beats: Garrett Fisher. Psyche, the web opera, was recorded at Jack Straw Productions and mastered by Mell Dettmer. Support from City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

    fisherensemble.org/

    Learn more about the myth of Psyche:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_We_Have_Faces

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  5. An arrow and its path are the theme of this short film experiment by Rodrigo Aben-Athar. Produced in Belém - Pará - Amazonia - Brazil. "The Passion of Saint Sebastian" (soundtrack) by Garrett Fisher; music and words by Garrett Fisher & Ken Cerniglia; performed by Kathy Hanson & Maria Mannisto (vocalists), Greg Bagley (6 string fretted acoustic bass), Jack Quick (Slide Guitar) and Garrett Fisher (Indian harmonium). 1st Prize in the Armchair Internet 2010 Short Short Film Festival. (http://www.armchairinternet.com | fisherensemble.org).

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