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Theatre

Murderous Little World

When

Monday Dec 10, 2012 (8:30–10:30pm)

Where

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REDCAT (Venue Partner)

631 W 2nd St

213-237-2800

Price

$20

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Composer Linda Bouchard brings Murderous Little World to Los Angeles on the last stop of its West Coast tour. The multimedia piece features film and live music with diverse forms of instrumentation — all breathing life into the poetry of Anne Carson's Men in the Off Hours. Here, the musicians are also the actors, and the whole melange is a delicious poetic excursion into sight and sound. With a lavish creative approach and strong emotional undercurrents, this unique modern opera is a literal and visceral representation of poetry itself.

Kenneth Hughes, Flavorpill

REDCAT says…

Bright and audacious, this multimedia music theater work by Canadian composer Linda Bouchard is based on poems by MacArthur genius Anne Carson from her collection Men in the Off Hours (2001)—notable for blending free verse with prose and reinventions of figures such as Lazarus, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf and Hokusai. Transposing the intellectual power and emotional energy of Carson’s poetry to the stage, Bouchard’s electronic score incorporates live voice, trumpet, trombone, accordion and piano—parts robustly performed by Bellows and Brass under the direction of Keith Turnbull. The trio’s expert players—Guy Few, Joseph Petric and Eric Vaillancourt—also double as actors, taking on the various roles written by Carson. Video artist Yan Breuleux provides the production with added visual expressions.