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Dark Carols: A Christmas Cycle (World Premiere)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Episode Summary
An original song cycle exploring the regrets, fears, and remembered losses that arise in this fell season. This year, the unsung and the unsaid, the long-buried and repressed, the saddened and the dead... are allowed a voice, and are made welcome at the table. Piano provided courtesy of Keyboard Concepts

Participant(s) Bio
Peter Golub is the composer of numerous film scores, as well as works for the theatre, ballet and concert hall. Recent film scores include: These Amazing Shadows, Countdown to Zero, Frozen River, The Great Debaters, Wordplay and The Laramie Project. He has had a longstanding theatrical collaboration with Moises Kaufman and for ten years was Composer-in-Residence at Charles Ludlam's legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company in Greenwhich Village. His musical, Amphigorey, based on stories by Edward Gorey, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Since 1998 he has been the Director of the Sundance Film Music Program.

Philip Littell has written a lot of words that have been set to music, collaborating with a veritable roll-call of classical composers: Previn, Susa, Kernis, Torke... the list goes on. Meanwhile he has been producing work for the less legitimate musical theater with collaborator Eliot Douglass ("No Miracle: A Consolation", "The Night Market", "The Wandering Whore"), and Libby Larsen ("Billy The Kid And What He Did"), has translated Moliere and Feydeau, and clowned in cabaret and sung in clubs, while continuing to work as an actor. He has two epic/historical travesty plays in hand and ready to go.

Photo by Philip Littell