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My Life As a Fairy Tale (MP3s)

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  • Stephin Merritt will perform original music he has written to score a screening of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film The Unholy Three, starring Lon Cheney, at The Town Hall in NYC on May 18, 2019. The Magnetic Fields front man will be joined by accordionist and novelist Daniel Handler (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and violist Pinky Weitzman for the one-night-only event. This is Merritt's first live silent-film scoring event on the East Coast, following his successful live score to two other Tod Browning films at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2010 and 2014.

  • When Stephin Merritt was in Chicago last month during the Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir tour stops at Thalia Hall, he visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a public conversation about the new album with Pitchfork's Marc Hogan for the In Sight Out arts and culture series. You can hear the conversation here. The Magnetic Fields perform all 50 songs from the new album at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona in June and on tour in the UK and Ireland in late August.

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    My Life as a Fairy Tale, a plotless show based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, features music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt. Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival and the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, with book by Erik Ehn, the show received its world premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival, July 2005.

    Credits

    CAST
    Blair Brown: Mother
    Mia Maestro: Mermaid, Matchstick Girl, Mechanical Bird
    Qian Yi: Jenny Lind, Nightingale
    Mary Lou Rosato: Shadow
    Fiona Shaw: Poet

    MUSICIANS
    Charles Giordano: Accordion
    Douglas Quint: Bassoon
    Pinky Weitzman: Stroh violin
    Min Xiao-Fen: Electric pipa

    Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby

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Artist Name: 
Stephin Merritt
Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:00
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My Life as a Fairy Tale, a plotless show based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, features music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt. Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival and the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, with book by Erik Ehn, the show received its world premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival, July 2005.

Description: 

My Life as a Fairy Tale, a plotless show based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, features music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt. Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival and the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, with book by Erik Ehn, the show received its world premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival, July 2005.

ProductionCredits: 

CAST
Blair Brown: Mother
Mia Maestro: Mermaid, Matchstick Girl, Mechanical Bird
Qian Yi: Jenny Lind, Nightingale
Mary Lou Rosato: Shadow
Fiona Shaw: Poet

MUSICIANS
Charles Giordano: Accordion
Douglas Quint: Bassoon
Pinky Weitzman: Stroh violin
Min Xiao-Fen: Electric pipa

Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79945

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:00
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Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597994568
Price: 
11.00
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