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Miranda (2012)  

COMMISSIONED BY HERE ARTS CENTER
FIRST PERFORMANCE AT HERE ARTS CENTER, NYC

 

Miranda is a 60-minute steampunk murder-mystery chamber opera in which the six instrumentalists play, sing, and act all the parts. Through a lush score inspired by diverse genres such as Baroque opera, Hindustani music, tango, hip-hop, and found-sound audioscapes, Miranda’s story unfolds in song, sound, movement, video, and dialogue. Each character in this uncommon world is represented by a different musical genre. As these characters meet tensions arise, secrets are revealed, and the collision of the varied musical styles creates a unique aural tapestry that propels the audience down a symphonic rabbit hole towards Miranda’s untimely death. Voting from their seats, audience members actively participate in solving this musical mystery, ultimately choosing and convicting Miranda’s killer. More info here > 


duration: 75 minutes
scoring: soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone, ensemble, violin, cello, electric guitar, clarinet/tenor sax, bass clarinet/baritone sax, electronics