Reality Opera in which live music is synchronized with non-fiction footage from the international media, based on speech grooves.

 

The drama is constructed using broadcasts from newscasters, politicians, scientists, televangelists, athletes, movie stars and celebrities

discussing a vast array of socio-political issues, from global warming to the credit crunch, as well as matters of war and peace to trivialities,

thus exposing our western society's obsession with public image, fame, catastrophe and morality.  With media coverage constantly changing, ruminating and updating worldwide, THE NEWS is a fresh approach to music composition, video production and social commentary through live performances. This singular and timely work, which marries conventional media material to extraordinary artistry, engages the public in a uniquely stimulating experience; catalyst for introspection and dialogue.

 

Stephen Burns, artistic director of Fulcrumpoint Chicago

 

THE NEWS is work in progress. Each News Edition is different, and can last anything between from 15 minutes to an evening length production,

as well as suitable as an installation in museums. So far there have been 8 editions, and counting....

 

 

NEWS TEAM

 

Nora Fischer, mezzo

LOIRE, alto, scat,konakol

 

Chris Weeda, sound

Xander Straat, direction

Bas Berensen, lighting

 

Jan Boiten, videos

Kristien Kerstens , videos

 

concept, music, videos, lyrics  mission control: JacobTV

 

INSTRUMENTATION

 

mezzo-soprano

alto - jazz singer

 

3 saxophones

trumpet

trombone

 

electric  guitar

percussion

keyboard

bass/ bass guitar

 

soundtracks

LOIRE, JacobTV, Nora Fischer

 

2011  Instrumental edition by Clazz Ensemble Amsterdam

2011  Instrumental edition by PCME Rome

2012  US Concert Edition by Fulcrum Point Pittsburgh / Chicago

2012  European Edition by PMCE Rome

2013  Peace Edition by Netherlands Wind Ensemble

2014  Dutch Opera Edition by Nationale  Reisopera & NBE

2014  German NDR Radio Edition HMT Hamburg

2014  instrumental  Edition by What’s Next Ensemble, LA

 

2015 New York Edition by Fulcrum Point

           April 17,18  Metropolitan Museum NYC
           April 21 Thalia Theater  Chicago

 

2015 Russian Edition by Moscow Contemporary Music Ens.

          Nov 27 Electrotheater Stanislavsky

          Nov 29 St.Petersburg

 

2016  Westcoast Edition by  Long Beach Opera USA

          Performing Arts Center Eli and Edythe Broad Stage

          Santa Monica College CA USA

          June 25,26,29

 

2017 possibile Dutch edition by NBE

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