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John Adams’s 1995 "songplay" I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky receives its long-overdue LA premiere in a Long Beach Opera performance at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday. The piece, with a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, uses the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake as a starting point to explore race, gender, and immigration issues among young Angelenos. Nonesuch Records released the recording of Ceiling/Sky in 1998, featuring Audra McDonald, among others.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, August 19, 2014|1 comments
Saxophonist Joshua Redman’s trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums—which can be heard on Redman’s recent Nonesuch release, Trios Live—will tour the US this fall. The tour kicks off with two sets at Catalina’s in LA on September 29 and makes stops across the country, including multi-night residencies in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, NYC, St. Louis, and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley, where the trio recorded the new album. (Trios Live also includes tracks recorded at NYC’s Jazz Standard with Matt Penman on bass.)Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsMonday, August 18, 2014|0 commentsNonesuch Releases Recording of Metropolitan Opera’s Production of Nico Muhly’s "Two Boys" September 30
Nonesuch releases Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys—recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher—on September 30, 2014. The two-act opera, with a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Two Boys, which is Muhly’s Nonesuch debut, is available to pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the opera’s Act I, Scene 6.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, August 14, 2014|4 comments
Robert Plant was recently featured on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny, discussing his forthcoming album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, and more. You can listen to both interviews here. Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters tour Japan this weekend. Pre-sale tickets for their fall North American tour are available now for Citi cardmembers; general on-sale begins Friday, August 15.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, August 14, 2014|0 comments
Björk: Biophilia Live, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Björk’s eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide on September 5. The film recently made its European debut at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, at which Variety praised the film as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers.” At selected screenings the documentary When Björk Met Attenborough will screen alongside Björk: Biophilia Live. Watch a trailer for the film here.