NOBODY PUTS TRANSGRESSIVE THEATRE-OPERA IN A CORNER.
Instead of keeping our shoulders on the mat after the knock-out punch, we’re reaching for new technology and techniques in order to bring our audiences art that entices and heals.
THIS IS OPERA DURING A PANDEMIC
Is it the same thing as sitting in a third row orchestra seat? No, it isn’t. Let’s just leave that right there where it goes, why drag a poor elephant into the room?
But there are compensations. You can eat and drink to your heart’s content while you watch the performance. In sweats, pajamas, or the lounging attire of your choice. No suit, tie, heels, or something that has to be dry cleaned necessary. No babysitter to hire. You won’t suffer the indignities foisted upon you by the cat who didn’t give you permission to stay out late. And you will watch the singers up close as you would while watching opera in a cinema, except there won’t be any panning in and out, you’ll be up close and personal for their entire journey.
How do we make this magic? When TT-O decided to produce this season, Producing Artistic Director Aaron Hunt and Resident Music Director Sarah Jenks interviewed technicians with experience in one or more pieces of the larger puzzle that make up either a live, online or a filmed online version of a performance piece from all over the country.
We are lucky to have secured the talents and expertise of Brent Morden to design our production of The Light In The Piazza. Brent has experience with both the audio and the video pieces of this puzzle, and was the audio designer for this season's production of G.F. Handel's Beauty's Truth. He is a classically trained musicians, and performs in more than once genre. Click on the link below to learn more about his myriad talents, and marvel at just how lucky we are to have him on this project!
Brent A. Morden is a New York-based composer, arranger, conductor, singer, and educator. Brent’s career has seen him conduct his award-winning band works in venues including Carnegie Hall, write music & lyrics for two comedy musicals produced at Columbia University, and assist acclaimed music director Rob Fisher. Nowadays Brent works as the Program Manager for Every Voice Choirs, a NYC-based nonprofit children’s choir program. Having produced audio for multiple virtual concerts since March 2020, Brent is excited to bring his expertise to Transgressive Theatre-Opera this season. Brent graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 2019 and enjoys running in the park.